With 90 Days to Go, Women in Motorsports NA’s Women with Drive III – Driven by Mobil 1 Taking Shape as Speakers and Presenters are Being Confirmed



Avondale, Arizona (August 8, 2023) – Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) announced in March its third annual Women with Drive – Driven by Mobil 1 (WWD III) summit on November 7-8 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. This year’s event date follows the NASCAR Series championship race of the season and will be held at Jeff Gordon’s – The Barn Brewed by Busch Light within the Phoenix Raceway Complex.

Two full days of sessions with over 60-panel speakers, 15 moderators, seven keynote speakers, two award announcements, and much more are on the agenda for this exciting conference. This year WWD III has added breakout sessions because last year’s attendees requested a variety of opportunities to learn and network. Nine different breakout sessions are planned with titles such as “Advancing Careers in the Motorsports Industry/Internships,” “Is Technology the Best Opportunity to Shine,” and “The Bigger Picture of Motorsports,” to name a few.

“We are so proud of our industry-supported Women with Drive Summit and how we’ve grown in such a short time,” said WIMNA Co-Founder and WWD III Co-Chair Lyn St. James. “Today, we are also announcing our first ‘Fireside Chat’ with Executive Vice Chair of NASCAR, Lesa Kennedy, and NASCAR President Steve Phelps. Having these two motorsports leaders on the Women With Drive stage to share their knowledge and stories will be a tremendous bonus for our attendees.”

“We have so many successful, influential, and skilled speakers and panelists, which is going to make this year’s Women with Drive Summit the best yet,” said WWD III Co-Chair and WIMNA Executive Director Cindy Sisson. “We provided a survey after last year’s Summit to get important feedback from the attendees. We have implemented several of these recommendations and requests to improve the Summit as we expand. We have sold out in years one and two, and even though we have a larger area, we encourage people to sign up.”

“The Women with Drive Summit is one of the most important events we do in North America for women in motorsports,” said WIMNA Co-Founder Beth Paretta. “I’ve often said that one way to generate change and growth is to create more seats at the table. We’ve expounded upon this thought.” 


Group Panel Discussion #1 “Building a Community” presented by Hagerty
Group Panel Discussion #2 “Global Impact of Women In Motorsports” presented by IMSA
Group Panel Discussion #3 “Creating More Seats at the Table” presented by Bosch
Group Panel Discussion #4 “Women Driven By Dreams”
Group Panel Discussion # 5 “Don’t Let Ego Get In The Way”

Breakout A – “The Bigger Picture of Motorsports” presented by DirtFish
Breakout B – “Women in Racing Utilizing Gaming/Virtual Channels”
Breakout C – “How to Use Your Communication/Social Media to Grow the Sport” presented by Hemmings
Breakout D – “Careers in Motorsports Safety and Healthcare” presented by GMR
Breakout E – “Is Technology the Best Opportunity to Shine”
Breakout F – “Why it’s important to highlight women at tracks, venues, and events,” presented by Lime Rock Park
Breakout G – “The Secret Sauce,” Sponsorships In Motorsports, presented by Gainbridge
Breakout H – “Advancing Careers in the Motorsports Industry/Internships” presented by Tech Force
Breakout  I – “Foundations That are Making a Difference”



Tuesday, November 7
8:00 – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 12:30 pm: Keynotes and Panelists – Phoenix Raceway
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
4:15 – 6:00 pm: Keynote Speakers and Awards presentation
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception at The Barn


Wednesday, November 8
8:00 – 9:00 am: Continental Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 12:30 pm: Keynote and Panelists – Phoenix Raceway
12:30 – 2:00 pm: Lunch and Networking
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions
3:10 – 4:00 pm: Keynote Speaker
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Closing Remarks and Announcements
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Closing Reception


To learn more and register for the Women with Drive III – Driven by Mobil 1, please visit http://www.womenwithdrivesummit.com
For more about WIMNA, visit: https://womeninmotorsportsna.com/
You can also follow along on social media, including:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WWDSummit and https://www.facebook.com/womeninmotorsportsna
X Corp./Twitter: @WWDSummit and @_WIMNA
Instagram: @WWDSummit and @womeninmotorsportsna
LinkedIn:  Women in Motor Sports North America
YouTube:  @WomenWithDriveSummit 

 About Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA)
Women in Motorsports North America is a community of professionals devoted to enabling opportunities for women across all motorsport disciplines. Founded as a 501c3 in April 2022, WIMNA is quickly establishing its positive impact on motorsports supporting and creating resources that enable women drivers, technicians, engineers, operations staff, business-related, media, and more to thrive in the industry. Best known for its Women with Drive Summit held each year, WIMNA also provides resources, mentorship, coaching, career connections, and more. Learn more at www.womeninmotorsportsna.com.


Cindy Sisson, Executive Director, WIMNA

Barbara J. Burns, Communications
BurnsGroup PR for WIMNA

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