Susie Wolff: Keynote & Conference Speakers
Susie Wolff, began her competitive motorsport career over twenty years ago, making history at the 2014 British Grand Prix by becoming the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 race weekend in 22 years. She has launched ,Dare To Be Different, aimed squarely at driving female talent by inspiring the next generation and increasing female participation in motorsport.
A former F1 driver, the founder of Dare to Be Different and a C4 specialist analyst, Susie Wolff's personal story is truly inspirational to everyone.
Susie was absorbed in motorsport since early childhood, when she spent most of her free time with her parents at their motorcycle shop or playing on fun karts, which she was racing at club level by the age of eight.
After cutting her teeth in karting, Formula Renault and DTM for Mercedes-Benz, Susie made 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 contribution to women in sport.
On June 26 2018, Susie made her first formal move into team management and ownership with Venturi. Late 2018 ‘Dare to be Different’ united with the FIA’s initiative, ‘Girls on Track’, creating one global outreach undertaking important grassroots work ensuring that females of all ages are aware of the opportunities available to them.