WHY NOW?

The female presence in the Automotive, Motorsports, and Transportation sectors is a dismal .06% to 17%

 

Our team guides our club members to career paths that have always appeared unapproachable.

 

Our online program provides specialized training in workshops and camps that expands the knowledge base taught in school. Engineering, design and innovation are at the heart of our program. Athena Racing provides maximum exposure to all transportation fields in an interactive, inquiry-based environment that hones students’ analytical and critical thinking skills naturally.

WE ASKED OUR CURRENT ATHENIANS AND HERE IS WHAT WE DISCOVERED…

The starting line

After an afternoon of walking the 2019 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, pointing out the intricacies and details of an incredible show of cars and telling tall tales of racing adventures, Loxley walked away from the crowd more determined than ever to get back to her one true love – racing. 

As an advocate of STEM education, she immediately began thinking of how she could turn this love into a team… a movement… a way of changing the status quo for young girls. Her first pitch at lunch with “the guys” resulted in heads nodding, more introductions being made, and a list of donors and sponsors being drafted. The race to the start line has been in full throttle ever since.

Our team of experts

Our team of Directors, Advisors, Ambassadors and industry experts are paramount to the learning experience provided in this intensive training program.

They bring experience from the race track and the board room to instill the needed fundamentals in our STEM curriculum.

TIMELINE

March 14, 2022

Carvana + Jimmie Johnson announce “Drive to Give Back” collaboration and the special paint scheme spotlighting Athena Racing for the INDYCAR race at Portland on September 4, 2022.

July 2021

Meher Gupta wins the FABcamp Grand Championship.

July 26, 2021

Loxley Browne is awarded the Pinnacle Award for Service Provider 2021

April 26, 2021

Loxley Browne is awarded San Diego Business Journal “Women of Influence in Technology 2021”

November 30, 2020

Sabrina Reyes joins the Board of Directors. Ambassador roles are represented by Christopher Zoucha, Erin Vogel and Tegan Hammond.

October 17, 2020

Team Ponderosa – Erin Vogel and Sara Swenson – cross the finish line to become the Rebelle Rally “Rookie Team of the Year.”

August 31, 2020

Lucky Dog Racing League choses Athena Racing as the Charity of Choice for the Wild Dogs of Chuckwalla endurance race.

August 31, 2020

Student Advisory Board is announced with 10 elite young ladies in middle school and high school.

July 29, 2020

Athena Racing is chosen as the Honorary Charity for Team Ponderosa at the Rebelle Rally.

July 2020

FABcamp is a pandemic pivot success! Mihika Tiwari wins the Grand Championship.

April 2020

The pandemic pivot is put into place and Athena Racing becomes 100% virtual.

February 21, 2020

Awarded the “Outstanding Engineering Project of the Year” by the San Diego County Engineering Council

October 20, 2019

The inaugural team is announced live on KUSI TV with Dave Stall.

October 12, 2019

Tryouts are held at K1 Carlsbad.

August 2019

Athena Racing is introduced into the second largest school district in California – San Diego County.

July 17, 2019

Community Partnerships are formed with 20+ STEM Ecosystem organizations.

July 4, 2019

The business plan is in place and the budget is formed.

June 10, 2019

501(c)(3) designation with the IRS is granted.

May 10, 2019

The brand is set and the website is live!

April 17, 2019

The idea is formed and the is pitched over lunch the next day. 

PASSING THE TORCH OF KNOWLEDGE

COLLECTIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 

OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Loxley started this organization for the young girls who want to learn. Those who value the hands-on experience that they will gain. She and the others involved who are mentoring and guiding these Athenians understand the importance of passing the torch to the younger generation. The adults – women and men –  involved in Athena Racing understand the need to provide a safe, supportive atmosphere for these curious young girls.

It can be a very daunting task as a young girl knowing that you have the skills and the abilities, but are surrounded by old mindsets and exhaustive biases.

It’s time for there to be equal representation in all industries, all workspaces, and around all conference tables.