Spotlight on “Melissa Harville Lebron” first black woman to solely own a NASCAR Team
It’s Women’s History Month! This is the month that we declare, highlight and celebrate the successes and contributions of women to society. That means, taking the time to truly learn the groundbreaking endeavors of our fore mothers and celebrating their achievements in history. Women have been setting the standard through many business ventures throughout the years. Beauty Within spotlight on NASCAR’s first black woman to solely own a competitive team. New York native, Melissa Harville Lebron.
According to Black Enterprise, Melissa Harville-Lebron’s experience with race cars began when she took her sons to a NASCAR experience event at Charlotte Super Speedway, with hopes of deterring them from taking up the sport. However, that didn’t work.
She said, “I got invited to a NASCAR experience and I brought my boys along thinking that it would discourage them from driving, but it did not work that way.”
After realizing the lack of diversity in the sport, Melissa Harville-Lebron was motivated to invest and create E2 Northeast Motorsports under the umbrella of W.M. Stone Enterprises, Inc.
Melissa knew that starting this team would create a legacy she could leave for her kids. E2 Northeast Motorsports is a family business, that she hopes will create generational wealth for her grandkids and their children. “I’m in it for the long haul,” she proclaims, expressing her commitment and dedication to making sure this team lives up to the expectations of her dreams for years to come. It’s important to lead by example, All too often our children see negative images of our culture and I think it’s very important for people of our culture actually succeeding in business,” Melissa Harville- Lebron told Black Enterprise.
The goal of Women’s History Month is to increase the number of women that are celebrated each year and to spread the story of their impact with the right attitude, the right intentions and an undeniable passion for change, anything is possible.