Hecha en Latinoamérica (Made in Latin America) is the new series of the
Women Working for Women project by artist María María Acha-Kutscher
Los Angeles, Calif. – 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Milka Duno is featured in artist María María Acha-Kutscher’s new series Hecha en Latinoamérica (Made in Latin America) as part of the Women Working for Woman project.
The series consists of digital portraits of Latin American women who have managed to create their own space in professional fields traditionally dominated by men and in addition to Milka Duno includes: Ali Stone, Power Paola, Mare Advertencia Lirika, Itzel Nájera "News", Jackie Nava, Cinthya Blackcat and Niña Dioz.
The portraits appear in the advertising spaces of the Public Transport System of the City of Mexico-Metro and in the Network Passenger Transport in DF (Mexico City) from November 1 to December 31, 2014 in collaboration with the Government of the Federal District of Mexico, Women's Institute of Mexico City and Antimuseo.
“I am honored to be included in this project and congratulate the other women being featured as well,” said Duno. “I have had the good fortune to have raced many times in Mexico and the people have always been incredibly kind and very generous of spirit. I hope that the people of Mexico City will enjoy this project and hopefully in some way it might inspire and empower more women to achieve their dreams.”
Duno’s first season in NASCAR saw her achieve her dream of competing in the top stock car racing series in the world - and generate three historic Hispanic sports history milestones along the way. When she debuted in her first Nationwide race at Kansas Speedway in October she became the first Hispanic female driver to compete in a NASCAR national series race in the USA. When she competed in the Camping World Truck Series at Talladega Superspeedway this year she became the first Hispanic female driver to compete in the USA in that series also. By leading laps at Talladega she also became the first Hispanic female driver to lead laps in a NASCAR national series race in the USA.
About Milka Duno
Duno has eight major race wins in the highest classes (Prototype) in the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series and the highest finish ever by a female driver (2nd place) in the 24 Hours at Daytona. When she won the Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami she became the first woman in history to win a major international race in the USA. Duno was also the first Hispanic female driver, in the now 103-year history of the race, to qualify for and compete in the world famous Indianapolis 500.
In making her transition to stock car racing and her ultimate entry into NASCAR Duno has been competing in the ARCA Racing Series (ARCA) for the past three seasons. In her first full ARCA season in 2013 Duno finished the season 7th in the driver point standings and became the 2nd highest finishing female driver in ARCA’s history. She earned the pole at Talladega and led race laps at both Talladega and Daytona. Duno ended her 2013 ARCA season 3rd in most laps completed and 3rd in hard charger points.
Off the track Duno is a member of the Univision Deportes Network Formula One broadcast team as a commentator for their live F1 pre-race shows and live race broadcasts of all of the 2014 F1 races.
Duno also serves as a newly elected member of the 2014 Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Women & Motor Sport Commission. The FIA’s most prominent role is in the licensing and arbitration of the Formula One and World Rally Championship series. The International Olympic Committee provisionally recognized the federation in 2011, and granted full recognition in 2013.
As certified Naval Engineer with four master’s degrees – earning the last three simultaneously – Duno is a firm believer in the value of education and is working through her “Milka Way” program to inspire youth to “Aim for the Stars” and achieve academic excellence. Duno has taken this message to children, students, parents and teachers at all school levels all across the United States and around the world – including Venezuela, Malaysia, Canada, Japan, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. For more information on Milka Way, visit www.milkaway.com.
Milka’s official website is available at www.milkaduno.com
Fans cans also logon to her official Facebook Fan Page at www.facebook.com/TheOfficialMilkaDunoFanPage.
Duno can also be followed on Twitter @MilkaDuno