Susie Wolff MBE

  • Former professional racing driver. F1 Academy, Managing Director

  • The first woman to take part in a Formula One race weekend in 22 years

  • Former Team Principal and shareholder of ROKiT Venturi Racing

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About

F1 Academy, Managing Director, Susie Wolff, began her competitive motorsport career over twenty years ago, starting out as so many of her racing contemporaries did, on the karting track. After cutting her teeth in karting, Formula Renault and DTM for Mercedes-Benz, Susie went on to make history at the 2014 British Grand Prix by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend in 22 years.

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 was appointed Team Principal and shareholder of ROKiT Venturi Racing in her first formal move into team management and ownership. In November 2021, she was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Monaco's only racing team. In August 2022, following the team's most successful season to date and a Vice-World Championship title, Susie announced her departure from the team and Formula E.

On March 1, 2023 Susie Wolff has been appointed as the Managing Director of the F1 Academy, the all-female driver category that aims to develop and prepare young female drivers to progress to higher levels of competition.

Speech Topics

Susie is a brilliant role model for women making headway in a profession dominated by men.

She is bilingual in English and German and a firm favourite with sponsors and fans and an accomplished public speaker.

Companies such as Randstad, UBS, Deutsche Post and Mercedes-Benz AMG book her regularly as a high valued speaker for their events.

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 for example:

My Story - Motorsport is not just a man's world. From starting as an 8 year old in karts to achieving my dream of driving in Formula 1.

Diversity - we are not defined by our gender but by our passion and character.

Motivational - dream big and always set goals. We all have a gut feeling inside leading us towards happiness and fulfillment.

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Testimonials

I've had the privilege of working with Susie Wolff for an executive event that our company has organised. In that time I have known Susie to be personable, enthusiastic and a brilliant business woman and driver. Susie has built a strong reputation as someone with vision, diligence and technical knowledge and I am thrilled I had the chance to experience seeing Susie implement these skills outside the race track. I found her speech at our conference to be incredibly valuable and educational, and so did the diverse group of automotive executives visiting our event. I strongly recommend Susie to anyone looking for a motivational or business speaker.

Manuela Papadopol – Elektrobit Automotive

For our event at the Grand Prix of Austria 2015, we were very happy that Susie Wolff was willing to give our guests an insight into the fascinating world of F1. As a technology group with strong focus on the field of mobility, we primarily wanted to discuss the technical feats, and the perfect interaction of the entire team – which is the only way to be successful on the race track. Susie Wolff's experience as a racing driver and also as a test driver who is working very closely with the engineers on the continuous development – and presents this very charmingly – were a great benefit for the evening.

Michael Sterrer-Ebenfuhrer – Group Communications, Voestalpine AG

Susie's beliefs align closely with Willis's own values· - that risk management is essential to achieving performance excellence and that the best risk management is founded on great analytics. At the 2015 AIRMIC forum in Liverpool, Susie provided insight into her career to date, including her experiences of succeeding in a male dominated environment, at the Airmic Women in Business Networking Lunch, co· hosted by Willis and Rushton International. She also presented an after-dinner speech at the Willis Networking Dinner. On both occasions and during the whole conference Susie captivated delegates with her truly unique perspectives and fascinating motorsport insights, showing us all just what it takes to compete at the highest level of international Formula 1 racing.

Nathan Hambrook-Skinner   Communications Director, Willis Global

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