Keynote Speaker Jennifer Jo Cobb
The Greater Hartford Women's Conference welcomes Jennifer Jo Cobb
Jennifer Jo Cobb, professional NASCAR racecar driver, team owner, and entrepreneur will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2015 Greater Hartford Women's Conference on March 24, 2015.
Jennifer began racing at the grassroots level of NASCAR in Kansas City in 1991. Despite the odds against her, Jennifer has climbed the ranks of auto racing and currently competes in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck and Nationwide Series. In an era when being an owner/driver is increasingly difficult, Cobb is doing just that in both series. She has accomplished several historical feats in the truck series including highest finishing female driver in the overall points for a season (2010); highest finsih by a female driver in the series (6th place, 2011); most starts by a female driver in the series (2012), and she holds the highest place finish in a race event by a woman in any NASCAR series at the famous Daytona International Speedway. In 2014, she bested her overall points finish with a 16th overall placement and was voted in the top 5 of the series most popular drivers.
Off the track, Jennifer is a business professional with media, marketing and advertising experience. She co-hosted Inside Motorsports on Time Warner's Metro Sports TV, and had a weekly feature on NASCAR.com called All Access with JJC.
In 2011, Jennifer launched Driven2Honor (www.Driven2Honor.org), a non-profit which recognizes the efforts and struggles of our female military members. Driven2Honor recognizes female military members (past or current) with VIP behind-the-scenes experiences at every NASCAR event in which she competes. Driven2Honor also raises funds to help house homeless female veterans.
Jennifer will join the 2015 Greater Hartford Women's Conference bringing her unique insight and experiences of truly being a woman in a male-dominated field.