Emily Miller is most comfortable driving the dunes of the Sahara and refuses to commute on the I-5 freeway. President of public relations and sports marketing firm Soulside Network, she is also the founder of the first women’s navigation rally raid in the U.S., the Rebelle Rally – the ten day off-road competition based on manufacturer vehicles and skill not speed without GPS, cell phones, or outside assistance. She also founded Rebelle U, the training arm of Rebelle focused on driving, navigation, preparation and leadership.

Emily learned quickly that a vehicle is the great equalizer for body size and gender. And what started as an opportunity to race stock trucks for legend off-road racer, Rod Hall, became a chance to not only see many amazing places across the planet, but gain valuable life and work lessons from the driver’s seat. Despite numerous podium finishes and wins, including the Baja 1000 and being the first woman to solo the longest off-road race in the US (and win the stock class), she knew the bigger importance was to take those lessons to her business. And most of all, pass along the experiences to women who share or want to share her passion for cars and adventure. After time off to build the Rebelle Rally, she strapped back on her helmet and won the GPS Cup at the 2019 Carta Rallye in Morocco.

Today, she has coached over 5,000 people to drive off-road, organized and produced over 100 experiential automotive events, leads motivational talks and leadership retreats, and for the past decade helped hundreds of women tackle their fears and challenges in vehicles. Miller is a recipient of the Women’s Automotive Alliance International “Spirit of Leadership Award,” and still mutters the age old adage of “to finish first, you must first finish.”