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  • Save the Date for the next Prancing Ponies Rally - August 3 - 5, 2018!

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Prancing Ponies Foundation 501(c)3 mission is ‘Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’.  We accomplish this goal by teaching leadership skills and competencies, increasing self-esteem and self-confidence for high school girls and 3rd year undergraduate University girls in either engineering or automotive programs.

Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time

Prancing Ponies Foundation mission is to develop core competencies required for advancing to and succeeding in leadership roles in college and later in their careers in engineering or the automotive industry.

Founded in 2015, Prancing Ponies goal is to serve 1000 girls nationwide by 2020.  We currently have a staff of 1 and am looking to expand capacity to 2 staff  and additional volunteers to meet our 2020 goal.

We offer two programs that support our mission and provide the optimal leadership learning experience for girls in high school with the Prancing Ponies Online Leadership Academy and 3rd year (junior) University girls in either engineering or automotive programs with the Prancing Ponies Leadership-Abroad Academy.

The idea for the Foundation stems from an experience in San Francisco where I was at a stop sign next to a bus stop watching 3 teenage girls ‘be teenage girls’ and reminiscing about my own experience as a teenager.  The girls suddenly grew silent and I noticed they were looking at me.  One of the girls said ‘Miss, I like your car’ and without knowing where this came from I said ‘I expect you to get one too’.  Our eyes locked and I’ll never forget her little face as she slowly nodded in agreement.  I knew in that moment there was a real connection made with her and that I could use my Ferrari to inspire young girls.  It’s a dream to be able to combine my passion for helping teenage girls become leaders and driving my Ferrari – actually I’ve come to realize it’s my life’s purpose. My first experience living abroad changed my life forever when I moved to Monaco to obtain my MBA in Entrepreneurship in 2007. My resulting success through hard work combined with my international business experience, culminated in my becoming the first employee of a startup biotech. I then purchased my first Ferrari and the concept for the Prancing Ponies Foundation and its fundraisers the Prancing Ponies Rally and Prancing Ponies Car Show was born.

Read a touching letter sent to Prancing Ponies, written by a mother who met us during the Rally when we stopped at a restaurant in Carmel.  This is the inspiration that drives us to help as many girls as possible.

The Prancing Ponies Foundation’s primary fundraising events; Prancing Ponies Rally a 501(c)7 is the first all-Female Ferrari Rally in the World and the Prancing Ponies Car Show is the First All-Woman Car Show during Monterey Car Week

prancing-ponies-rallyPrancing Ponies Rally is a 501(c)7 is the first all-Women Ferrari Rally in the World. The Rally and Car Show are the primary FUNdraising events for the Prancing Ponies Foundation’s Leadership Academies. We are an international sisterhood of drivers and car enthusiasts that support the next generation of Women Leaders.  The rally is an annual event which moves to a different country every year.  Our first year was San Francisco to Santa Barbara, this year was Milan to Monaco.  We are proud to announce that we had successful first All Woman Car Show in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.  All funds raised support our goal of ‘Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time’!

We Would Love to Hear From You!

Email: supporttheponies@prancingponies.com

Address: PO Box 1942 Mill Valley CA 94942

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We rely on your support to make a difference. Consider becoming a sponsor or make a donation that goes directly to Creating Women Leaders One Girl at a Time.