Women’s Empowerment & Diversity: Daring to be Different
Former professional racing driver turned motorsport executive Susie Wolff shares her story as a role model for women who has made history in a profession dominated by men. Growing up dreaming of becoming a racing driver, she achieved her dream of driving in Formula 1 and is now working to expand access to the sport for the next generation.
Leadership: Creating Pathways to Success
As the highest-achieving woman in motorsport, Susie Wolff has continued to transform the sport by creating pathways to success for the next generation of women. Susie founded Dare To Be Different with a mission to use her position as a leader to continue making waves. In this compelling talk, Susie shares strategic tools that apply to leaders in any organization.
Leaning into Innovation – Data, ESG, and DEI for Business
Motorsport executive Susie Wolff reveals how Formula 1 is making strides in using data as a competitive edge, pushing the boundaries for sustainability, and leading her sport in diversity and equity. As the highest-achieving woman in motorsport and a ground-breaking managing director, her experience as both a driver and an executive give her a unique perspective on how innovation can drive success from the ground up.
Former professional racing driver, Susie Wolff, is a motorsport executive and entrepreneur who has spent more than 20 years at the forefront gender diversity and representation internationally.
At the 2014 British Grand Prix, she made history by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years by driving for 16-time World Champions Williams Racing.
Despite retiring from professional competition in 2015, Susie continued to be the driving force of change by founding Dare To Be Different – a mission to inspire the next generation and increase female participation in all levels of motorsport.
In 2018, Susie took her first steps into management and ownership as Team Principal and shareholder of Venturi Racing in Formula E.
After building the series’ most gender-diverse team, she became the marque’s Chief Executive Officer and secured two vice World Championship titles before leaving in 2022.
Now, as the Managing Director of the all-female driver category, F1 Academy, Susie will continue to inspire the next generation of female talent by creating opportunities and improving accessibility.
For her services and contribution to women in sport, Susie was awarded an MBE in 2017 and received an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Edinburgh and continues to be an inspirational and role model for women across the world.