WHAT IS WOMEN WITH DRIVE - DRIVEN BY MOBIL 1?
As a property of Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA), this industry event brings together the most successful and influential people in motorsports to discuss the current issues and needs to advance opportunities for a more diverse and inclusive environment to help grow the motorsports industry.
Industry leaders will again gather to continue the momentum created from the first Women with Drive Summit in Nashville, TN, and Women with Drive II – Driven by Mobil 1 in Concord, NC.
Each event has doubled in size and has quickly become a must-attend event for those in the industry.
Attendees are open to industry executives, drivers, team members, OEMs, sponsors, race track representatives and anyone working in the sport or wanting to learn more about opportunities in the sport.
MEET THE CO-CHAIRS
Women with Drive III - Driven by Mobil 1 Co-Chairs
Lyn St. James and Cindy Sisson
They've been friends for over 30 years and advocates for women in motorsports for just as long, if not longer. Lyn St. James and Cindy Sisson first met in the early 90s while Cindy, as Director of Promotions for the LPGA, spearheaded the Women's Golf Summit - an industry-wide event to discuss the challenges women faced both on and off the golf course. The summit drew industry leaders, both men and women, to champion a change. Lyn attended the Women's Golf Summit as a representative of the Women's Sports Foundation and knew this was the type of industry-wide event needed for women in her sport of auto racing. Although it took 30+ years to make this event a reality, the Women with Drive - Driven by Mobil 1 Summit has created a buzz in the industry after only two installments.
Lyn and Cindy continue to work tirelessly to create change for women in motorsports through events like the Women with Drive - Driven by Mobil 1 series of conferences to bring that industry-wide knowledge and support that is needed to develop careers on and off the track for women who hold a passion and talent for the sport.
Lyn St. James
Lyn St. James
WIMNA Co-Founder, Racer, Motorsports Leader
Lyn St. James is a legendary racer who has competed in fifteen Indycar races, including seven Indianapolis 500s. St. James is the second of nine women who have raced in the Indianapolis 500 and was the first woman to win Indy 500 Rookie of the Year. She has competed, has victories, and set speed records on racetracks around the globe, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and 24 Hours of LeMans.
Lyn is a Past President of the Women's Sports Foundation, Women in the Winners Circle founder, an honoree at the 2021 Amelia Island Concours, and recipient of the Spirit of Ford Award. Automotive News selected Lyn as one of the top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry and Sports Illustrated for Women as one of the Top 100 Athletes of the 20th century. She serves on the ACCUS board, is the North American Regional Representative on the FIA Women in Motorsports Commission and serves on the appeals council for NASCAR and IndyCar. Lyn is the not-for-profit Women In Motorsports North America co-founder and an inductee of the prestigious Automotive Hall of Fame in 2022. She is a sought-after motivational speaker and champion of all things Women in Motorsports.
In 2022, St. James partnered with Beth Paretta to form Women in Motorsports North America (WIMNA) - a community of professionals devoted to supporting opportunities for women across all disciplines of motorsports. WIMNA took over ownership of the Women with Drive - Driven by Mobil 1 Summit in 2022.
CEO, GSEvents LLC and Women Shifting Gears
Cindy is a renowned business, sales, and marketing executive who has enjoyed a distinguished career encompassing the world of Fortune 500 companies, professional sports, nonprofits, global events, and successful public-private partnerships.
She is known for creating award-winning strategic marketing initiatives to help organizations raise funds for their various causes, sharing her passion for assisting people in making a difference in others' lives.
Cindy consults with companies as their Super Connector, leveraging her vast array of contacts to connect high-level decision-makers within several industries, focusing on cars, sports, and sustainability.