National Women's Business Council - Sarah Fisher
The National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.
The Council is the government’s only independent voice for women entrepreneurs. Members are prominent women business owners and leaders of women’s business organizations. NWBC is composed of 15 members who are appointed to three-year terms:
- A presidentially-appointed chair
- Eight women business owners or chief executives, half in the political party of the U.S. president and half who are not
- Six representatives of national women’s business organizations
Sarah Fisher is the founder and team owner of Sarah Fisher Racing. She is the first woman to qualify fastest for a major North American open-wheel event, the fastest woman to ever qualify for the Indy 500, and the youngest woman to ever compete at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Ms. Fisher was voted “Most Popular Driver” four times in both the Indy Car and NASCAR series, and was awarded “Indy’s Best & Brightest Leaders Under 40.” She continued racing until May 2010, when she made her ninth start in the Indy 500, the most starts for a woman in race history.
Ms. Fisher has been a guest or profiled on various television programs including The Tonight Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and CBS This Morning. She also has been featured in People, Glamour, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, and many other publications. In 2008, Ms. Fisher formed her own race team, Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR). She made her first start as a team owner in the Indy 500. Her team earned its first victory in the IndyCar Series at the Kentucky 300 in 2011.
When not racing, she makes her home in Indianapolis with her husband, Andy O'Gara, and their daughter Zoey.