412: Stepping Into the Race and Out Of The Closet – Martina Kwan
What do you do when you’ve built two successful companies, received awards for those companies, then move to Southern California, and you just do feel fulfilled? You come out of the closet at age 50, to become a championship Porsche 911 race car driver – and you don’t look back.
Martina Kwan, kicked open the closet doors, entering a very male dominated sport, to show that you are never to old nor that being a woman has any reason for you to hold yourself back from pursuing your passion and living life on your terms.
Martina Kwan is a Race Car Driver, Driving Coach, Finance and Accounting Professional, Critical Thinker, and Award Winning Entrepreneur.
She has worked for some of the World’s best companies and successfully founded 2 award-winning companies.
She won Emmy and Telly Awards for Production Management and Producing with So! Animation, the first company she founded, and numerous Furniture Design Awards with the second company she founded, Neoteric Luxury Outdoor Collections.
She is a Championship Porsche 911 race car driver with the competitive Porsche Owners Club in Southern California. She has won 3 consecutive Championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
She is also an FIA licensed Saleen S1 race car driver, and ran in the Saleen Cup in conjunction with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. She podiumed twice during the season and is currently in discussions to continue driving the Saleen S1 in 2020.
She is a National Certified PCA Driving Instructor as well as with POC.
She recently supplemented her Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a Certificate in Digital Marketing Analytics from MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently taking Python, R Programming and Statistics from Stanford University and a Micro Masters in Statistics and Data Science from MIT.
She currently owns a Porsche GT3RS Streetcar Porsche 997.2 Race Car, Porsche Cayenne S, and a Mercedes-AMG CLK63 Black Series Race Car.
Martina Kwan is looking to collaborate with an International Luxury Brand as a multi-faceted, versatile Brand Ambassador that will bring Class, Recognition, Exposure and ultimately, higher sales to one of the biggest target markets in the World: Women.
Women Empowering Women, Women Inspiring Other Women, Women Mentoring the Next Generation of Girls, Dare To Be Different, and Be You are some of the powerful slogans she believes in that will deliver results for any Organization looking to expand their market in the lucrative, profitable and populous Southern California Region of the United States.