EDUCATION & DRIVING SCHOOLS

Representatives for Women in Motorsports North America include the following individuals:

Ellen Bireley

EB Consulting, CEO

Hometown | Residence:
West Lafayette, IN | Indianapolis, IN

First Year in Racing: 1991

Greatest Accomplishment:
Starting out as a seasonal employee and working my way up to running the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum for 27 years.

Advice:
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

Shelby Hall

Ford Motor Company - Driver, Program Developer, Trainer

Hometown | Residence:
Reno, NV | Huntington Beach, CA

First Year in Racing: 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
My teammate, Penny Dale, and I are the first people to capture a victory in the new generation Bronco!

Advice:
To finish first, you must first finish. – Rod Hall

Siena Kitch

ProFormance Racing School, Director of Marketing

Hometown | Residence:
Newcastle, WA | Villanova, PA

First Year in Racing: 2018

Greatest Accomplishment:
Becoming Director of Marketing at ProFormance Racing School

Advice:
There is a reason why your rearview mirror is so small and your windshield is so large; learn from past mistakes, but never take your eyes off the road for too long.

Donna Porada-Kitch

Donna Porada-Kitch

ProFormance Racing School Co-Founder

Hometown | Residence:
Seattle, WA | Newcastle, WA

First Year in Racing: 1988

Greatest Accomplishment:
Co-Founder ProFormance Racing School

Advice:
Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career – when it’s your passion it’s not work – it’s who you are, it’s what you do. Sharing it with others is icing on the cake.

Melissa Stirewalt

Charlotte Motor Speedway/Events & STEAM

Hometown | Residence:
Charlotte, NC | Salisbury, NC

First Year in Racing: 2014

Greatest Accomplishment:
Grown a STEAM in Motorsports program that reaches 20,000 students annually.

Advice:
“Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” – John Maxwell. Be willing to think outside your comfort zone and be open to change.

Terri L Talbert-Hatch

Consultant, Dallara USA

Hometown | Residence:
Noblesville, IN | Noblesville, IN

First Year in Racing: 2008

Greatest Accomplishment:
Involved in the development of the Motorsports Engineering Degree Program at the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology, IUPUI.

Advice:
Everyone is a resource. Talk to everyone. Don’t be shy. Introduce yourself. Never give up.

Mia Walsh

Porsche Club of America, National HPDE Chair

Hometown | Residence:
Baltimore, MD | Baltimore, MD

First Year in Racing: 2007

Greatest Accomplishment:
Porsche Club of America’s Club Racing Rookie Award for 2015 and capturing a 2nd place podium in my first race!

Advice:
Be Kind. Don’t mistake kindness for not being competitive. There is room for both, especially in the paddock after a race, especially when you’ve won! Be a good human.

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