Susie Wolff

Susie Wolff started her career in motorsports when she began driving go-karts. Susie made history in the 2014 British Grand Prix. She became the first woman in twenty-two years to compete in a Formula 1 race weekend. Susie Wolff began her career in karting, then moved on to Formula Renault and DTM for Mercedes-Benz. She eventually made her way into Formula 1.

At the age of eight, Wolff began racing go-karts. In 1996 she received the title of British Kart Racing Driver of the Year. The following year, she won most of the karting competitions she participated in. She also won the Scottish Open Junior Intercontinental “A” category as well as the Scottish Junior Intercontinental “A” category.

Throughout the years, Susie went from competing in the British Junior Intercontinental “A” Championship to competing in the British Formula “A” Championship.

Wolff did a lot of work in promoting women in sport. For this reason, she received the Honorary Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. She had previously paused her studies at Edinburgh’s Business School in order to pursue a professional career.

Speaker Susie Wolff retired from driving in 2015. She then created Dare to Be Different, a campaign designed to increase women’s involvement in motorsports at all levels. For her achievements in the field of women’s sport, Susie received an MBE in 2017.

In 2018, Susie became VENTURI Formula E Team’s Team Principal. “Dare to be Different” was eventually joined by the FIA’s program, “Girls on Track,” to create a single worldwide outreach effort promoting grassroots work that brings attention to the opportunities accessible to girls and women of all ages.