The female presence in Automotive, Motorsports and Transportation is only .06% to 17%, our instructors, mentors and executive team will guide our club members to career paths that traditionally have 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.
December 7, 2020
Chuckwalla Valley Raceway sponsors the Driving Education Track and plans the “Get Out & Drive” fundraiser for our team in March 2021.
November 30, 2020
Sabrina Reyes and Diane Miller join the Board of Directors. Ambassador roles are represented by Allen Irwin, 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 13 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.
FABcamp is a pandemic pivot success! Mihika Tiwari wins the Grand Championship.
February 21, 2020
Awarded the “Outstanding Engineering Project of the Year” by the San Diego County Engineering Council
February 19, 2020
Accepted into the prestigious Silicon Valley Accelerator M10 LIFT
October 20, 2019
The inaugural team is announced live on KUSI TV with Dave Stall.
October 12, 2019
Tryouts are held at K1 Carlsbad.
September 30, 2019
The application process closes and the shortlist is created for the inaugural team of Athena Racing drivers.
August 1, 2019
The application process opens for the inaugural team of Athena Racing drivers.
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 27, 2019
501(c)(3) designation with the IRS is granted.
June 10, 2019
The nonprofit corporation, Athena Racing, is recognized by State of California.
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.