Claire Williams

Claire Williams | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Claire Williams | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, British Motorsport Leader, and Former Team Principal of the Williams F1 Racing Team
Get a better understanding of what a high-performance team looks like with Claire Williams OBE, British Motorsport Leader, and Former Team Principal of the Williams F1 Racing Team.

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Claire Williams | Speaker Biography

Claire Williams OBE, the esteemed queen of F1, successfully led the Williams racing team until 2020, making her one of only two women to have ever headed a Formula 1 team in the modern era. Under her guidance, Williams achieved an impressive 3rd place in the World Championship for Constructors in both 2014 and 2015.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a degree in Politics in 1999, Claire kick-started her career at Silverstone Circuit. She joined the Williams team in 2002 and steadily climbed the ranks, eventually becoming Commercial Director in 2012 and later Deputy Team Principal in 2013. In these roles, she effectively oversaw the team's operations.

Claire's impact extends beyond her achievements in the racing world. She has been a driving force in promoting diversity and inclusion within the sport. Notably, she supported Susie Wolff's participation in a Formula 1 race weekend, marking the first time a female racing driver had done so since 1992. Additionally, as Vice President of the Spinal Injuries Association, Claire launched the Sir Frank Williams Academy, a program designed to assist individuals with spinal cord injuries.

In 2020, Claire successfully negotiated the sale of the Williams F1 team. Currently, she provides consultancy services to brands entering the world of Formula 1. Her remarkable contributions to the sport were recognized when she was awarded an OBE in 2016.

Given her extensive experience and notable achievements, Claire is a highly sought-after speaker. She shares her expertise in leading high-performance teams and inspires audiences with her stories of breaking barriers in a male-dominated field. Currently, she serves as a global Brand Ambassador for WAE Technologies, where she focuses on sustainable green technologies.

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