Susie Wolff is much more than just a great race car driver; She is a brilliant role model for women making headway in a profession dominated by men.
Susie virtually inherited her passion for motorsport. Even as a child, she accompanied her parents – who run a motorcycle shop – to different race tracks. From the early age of 8, she started to race karts at the club level. Later, she successfully participated in karting championships in Scotland and England. At age 14, she snagged the top positions at both the European and international levels. Attending a Formula 3 race in 1996, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a full-fledged racing driver – all the way to Formula 1.
Susie has enjoyed public speaking since she was young entering public speaking competitions during her High School years and now enjoys speaking at events covering a number of topics. A unique and inspiring story set in the fast-paced world of Formula 1, Susie Wolff motivates her audiences to dream big, always set goals, and remember that it is passion and character, not gender, that defines us.
Following her retirement from driving in 2015 and as part of her commitment to fostering positive change within the sport, in 2016 Susie launched Dare To Be Different, a call to action aimed squarely at driving female talent by inspiring the next generation and increasing female participation in all levels and aspects of motorsport.
In 2017 Susie’s hard work was formally acknowledged when she was awarded an MBE for her services and contribution to women in sport.
On June 26 2018, Susie Wolff was appointed as Team Principal and a shareholder of VENTURI Formula E Team. Late 2018 ‘Dare to be Different’ united with the FIA’s initiative, ‘Girls on Track’, creating one global outreach undertaking important grassroots work globally ensuring that girls and women of all ages are aware of the opportunities available to them.