Leah Pritchett’s love for drag racing started at a young age—thanks to her father who was a land speed racer and dreamt of racing with his family. What started as a hobby when Pritchett was eight years old later became Pritchett’s passion that she turned into a career.
Now, Pritchett—who won her first career national event in 2016—has risen to the top of a male-dominated sport. But as women become more successful in the racing world, she’s optimistic that it’ll inspire others to go after new and bigger opportunities.
In this feature―part of Forbes and Cole Haan’s Changemakers program―the video explores Pritchett’s views on success and her career. Then, in a Q+A, Pritchett discusses how she’s learned to handle the pressure of her profession.