Shift Up Now Foundation Welcomes Julia Landauer to Board of Directors

June 13, 2024

The Shift Up Now Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting women in motorsports, is proud to announce the addition of Julia Landauer to its Board of Directors. Julia, a two-time champion racecar driver and an influential advocate for STEM education and women's empowerment, brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Foundation.

Julia Landauer, originally from New York City, has made significant strides in the racing world. Most recently, she competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and achieved remarkable success in the NASCAR Euro Series, finishing 5th overall—the highest ever for an American. Julia's impressive career also includes graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science, appearing on CBS’ SURVIVOR, and being honored as a Forbes 30 Under 30.

In addition to her racing achievements, Julia is a renowned motivational keynote speaker, corporate advisor, and host of the podcast “If I’m Honest with Julia Landauer.” Her dedication to advocating for STEM education and women's empowerment aligns perfectly with Shift Up Now Foundation’s mission. Julia currently contributes to the NASCAR Strategy & Innovation team, further showcasing her commitment to advancing the sport and supporting future generations of drivers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Julia Landauer to our Board of Directors,” said Jim Bork, Co-Chair of Shift Up Now Foundation's Advisory Board. “Julia’s extraordinary career and her unwavering dedication to empowering women in motorsports make her an invaluable addition to our team. Her insights and experiences will be instrumental in driving our mission forward.”

Rebecca Bormann, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board, added, “Julia has broken barriers and set new standards in the racing world. Her advocacy for STEM education and her passion for encouraging women to pursue their dreams in motorsports align perfectly with our values at Shift Up Now Foundation. We are excited about the positive impact she will bring to our organization.”

Julia Landauer expressed her enthusiasm about joining the Board, stating, “After years of being a member of Shift Up Now and admiring Pippa and the team's dedication to women in motorsports, I'm thrilled to join the Shift Up Now Foundation Board of Directors. I care deeply about the Foundation's mission to support, promote, and inspire girls and women in motorsports and look forward to working with the team to create more opportunities for women in the industry."

The Shift Up Now Foundation continues to champion the advancement of women in motorsports through sponsorships, mentorship programs, and community initiatives. With Julia Landauer on the Board, the Foundation is poised to expand its impact and reach new heights.

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