“Our Athenians are the game-changers who will be inventing, designing, and engineering for the future. By pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and learning all aspects of business, they will be able to lead teams in whatever career path they choose.”
CEO & FOUNDER
High octane fuel is in Loxley’s blood.
Loxley’s love of automobiles began as a tween-ager. At the age of 12, she announced she was going to become a designer. She did just that and has since designed everything from interiors, to landscapes, to furniture, to consumer products.
But the pinnacle of iconic design, the siren song that has beckoned her ever since those formative years, is the Porche 911. It’s sleek lines and impeccable engineering lit a passion for automobiles that cannot be extinguished.
It is that love of design, combined with her business acumen, marketing skills, and intense devotion, that serves as the driving force behind Athena Racing. With degrees in Design, Education, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation, she utilizes her broad skill set and spirit to ignite the excitement of learning. Club Athena establishes a fun platform from which to learn STEM principles and will open young minds to all the possibilities that lay before them.
In the past, she has volunteered in the non-profit sector producing events for American Cancer Society, Make-a-Wish, and Easter Seals; she has led an experiential marketing campaign around the world through five countries, and has been on the founding teams creating buzz and traction for multiple startups across multiple sectors.
Now she is on the starting grid with Athena Racing. Watch this company grow as she champions #girlsinSTEM who are primed to race towards the finish line and demolish the status quo.
HOW TO BECOME ATHENIAN
Teachings of a Mentor
Every conversation I have begins with, “How did you come up with this idea?” For me, the need for Club Athena was obvious. I have been the only woman in the room my entire career. Nothing about that is easy. With the number of teenagers in my life who come to me for help on the big decisions, I knew I could make a difference in some young lives, change entrenched mindsets, and disrupt the status quo.
Leading by example, we are surrounding the team with mentors, teaching with real-life experiences, and giving them hands-on projects. They will get to see and experience ideas coming to life. Some will fail, but failure teaches. Some won’t win the competition but will learn how to be a graceful participant. Everything that we are doing is reality. Don’t think we don’t love winning, we do. And everyone should. The task that is the hardest is being graceful in your accomplishments… that is what we celebrate.
Career PathAs a business industry innovator, I have spent the past decade leading start-up companies through R&D, branding, company organization, marketing development, PR campaigns, investor presentations and product launch. I thrive on leading team members to align efforts with marketing, public relations, brand management, product development and business strategies.
“2021 Pinnacle Award, Service Provider” presented by Athena
“2021 Woman of Influence in Tech” presented by the San Diego Business Journal
“2020 Engineering Project of the Year” presented by the San Diego Engineers Council
International Photography Award Gold Honorable Mention presented by the Lucie Foundation
Editorial feature published in Cosmopolitan for my creation and design of a card game
Published in two Modern Luxury magazines for residential Interior Design projects
Published in House to Home for Furniture Design
IIDA award for the Comcast Data Center commercial design project