Susie Wolff

Managing Director of the F1 Academy and Founder of Dare to be Different.

  • Former CEO of Venturi Formula E Team
  • Ambassador for Mercedes
  • Awarded an MBE
  • Received Honorary Fellowship from the University of Edinburgh
  • First women to compete in a Formula 1 weekend in 22 years
  • British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year 1996 & 1997

When Susie Wolff is booked for events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Women in Sport
Motorsports and Competitive Driving
Drive and Determination
Leadership and Peak Performance
Thriving Under Pressure

Susie Wolff MBE is a former professional racing driver, Mercedes ambassador and the Managing Director of the F1 Academy, aimed specifically at developing young female drivers to progress through the formulas and into higher levels of competition. She made history in 2014 when she became the first woman to take part in a Formula 1 weekend in 22 years at the British Grand Prix. Now, she uses her platform to encourage other women into the heavily male-dominated sport and speaks all over the world sharing her experiences and story as an elite sportsperson and manager.

Like many other budding young racing drivers, Susie started out on the go-karting track and developed a love for motorsports. Her talent clear from a young age, she finished in first place in the 24 hr Middle East Kart Championship, and Champion in both the Scottish Junior Intercontinental ‘A’ and the Scottish Open Junior Intercontinental ‘A’ categories. In recognition of her achievements, Susie was named the British Racing Kart Driver of the Year in 1996 and 1997. Susie’s breakthrough to single-seater racing was in 2002 when she made her debut in Formula Renault. In 2005 she then advanced to Formula 3 and from 2006 – 2012 Susie competed in DMT. In 2012 it was announced Susie would be the development driver for Williams F1 Team.

Once she announced her retirement from driving in 2015 Susie launched Dare to be Different, a non-profit organisation specifically aimed at inspiring female driving talent and increasing female participation across all forms of motorsport. In 2018 Susie became the Team Principal for Venturi Racing in the Formula E category and was subsequently promoted to CEO in 2021 before leaving the team following its most successful season. Her unrivalled leadership capabilities clear for all to see it was announced in 2023 she would become the Managing Director of the F1 Academy. She was also awarded an MBE in 2017 for her services and contribution to women in sport, a true testament of the positive impact she has made.

Susie has a wealth of experience in management and leadership positions and is able to advise corporations all over the world on how to ensure the future success of their company. Sharing her own experiences of the difficulties as a woman in motorsport, Susie is perfectly adept at advising and encouraging women to pursue their passion and is able to offer leadership advice on how to maximise opportunities for everyone in companies. When looking for a truly inspirational leader who has proven she has the mental resilience to make it to the top of motorsport, look no further than Susie Wolff to hire at your next event.

Official Testimonials

Susie Wolff is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:

“Everything went great. Just listened to her session and I thought it was fantastic.”

Rob, Head of EMEA Marketing, Talend

“She was excellent. A true pro and we got great feedback on her session. I also found her to be lovely to deal with. Please send our thanks.”


“I’ve had the privilege of working with Susie Wolff for an executive event that our company has organized, in that time I have known Susie to be a personable, enthusiastic and a brilliant businesswoman 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 racetrack. 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.”

Elektrobit Automotive

“She is very eloquent person, and her stories are exciting and captivating. Susie Wolff represents her views very committed and is a true professional.”


“Susie Wolff was really very inspirational. She has engaged our audience and was one of the favourite speakers and topic of the day.”

Accenture Event

“Thank you for securing us Toto and Susie Wolff for our SLM 2021 event this year. I thought the combination worked really well having them both together, and would recommend that to your other clients. I received many remarks from event attendees around how ‘on message’ they both were on the themes of leadership and culture, which was a big focus of our event this year. It was a real event highlight. In terms of official post-event reporting, 62.5% found their session excellent and 35% found it good (1 person found it average but perhaps he/she was a Red Bull fan).”

Tetra Park

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