Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and current NTT IndyCar Series driver Jimmie Johnson leads a list of more than 50 industry leaders scheduled to speak at the North American Women in Motorsports event. Women with drive II – driving mobile 1 summit Oct. 5-6 hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Joining Johnson at the sold-out event will be NASCAR President Steve Phelps and IMSA President John Doonan, who will discuss challenges, successes, best practices and strategies for achieving diversity and equality for women in motorsports.

In addition to speaking at the summit, Johnson is the featured guest on WIMNA’s Wednesday “5 Questions With…” series on organization website.

Other industry leaders scheduled to speak at this second annual event include:

• Lisa Boggs, Motorsport Director, Bridgestone/Firestone
• Kelly Earnhardt Miller, co-owner of JR Motorsports
• Jill Gregory, CEO of Sonoma Raceway
• Linda Lindquist-Bishop, World Champion Sailor and Bridge Builder, President, Courageous Thinking
• Mike Mooney, motivational speaker, shift leader, Mooney Consulting Group
• Connie Nyholm, president of Virginia International Raceway
• Beth Paretta, president of Paretta Autosport
• Victoria Thomas, co-owner of Kelly-Moss Racing
• Crystal Wrigley, Principal Fuel Technology Engineer, ExxonMobil
• Jillian Zucker, president of business operations for the LA Clippers

The event will be co-hosted by sports broadcaster Amanda Busick, WIMNA co-founder Lynn St. James and GSEvents president Cindy Sisson. Charlotte Motor Speedway CEO Marcus Smith will welcome and open the event.

WIMNA works to mentor, support and encourage more women to pursue motorsport careers; to inform about sports and available careers; communicate how the motorsport industry can better embrace, encourage and bring more women into roles; and to inspire and advocate for more inclusive programs. In addition, WIMNA is a 501(c)3 public charity and supports scholarships, mentorship programs and internships for women.

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