Womens World Car of the Year - Introduction

The Judges – SolveigGrewe

Solveig Grewe

Solveig Grewe – GERMANY

The first German woman to be appointed to the jury of Women’s World Car of the Year began her professional life as an industry lawyer. It was her passion and enthusiasm as a motorist that literally drove her to a second career as a freelance motoring journalist. After 15 years with the legal profession she began writing on cars in 2005. Solveig writes consistently for two German daily newspapers, Westfälischer Anzeiger and Hessisch Niedersächsische Allgemeine, discussing her opinion of new cars from, and for, a female point of view.

In addition to those outlets she also began writing for various lifestyle magazines and pens one of Germany’s most-followed car blogs – Mein Auto Blog for the multicultural women’s web magazine Gazelle Magazin edited by Sineb El Mazrar.

In the past two years, Solveig has combined driving newly-launched cars with what she calls her second passion, writing about road trips around Europe.

“This allows me to experience the special new technology in cars, especially electric cars as an example,” she says. Also in the past two years, she has managed and maintained her own websites: solveigs-autos.de and solveigs-reisen.de.

 She believes that a woman’s understanding of what makes a good car is not much different from that of men, even if a woman might focus on some of the car’s special features.

“By voting on the jury in Women’s World Car of the year I want to be able to give strength to women to achieve their goals,” she said.