SARAH FISHER AWARDED THE SPIRIT OF LEARDERSHIP AWARD AT NADA New Orleans, LA - (Jan 24, 2009) IndyCar Series driver and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing, Sarah Fisher, was awarded the Spirit of Leadership award today by the Women's Automotive ...
SARAH FISHER AWARDED THE SPIRIT OF LEARDERSHIP AWARD AT NADA
New Orleans, LA - (Jan 24, 2009) IndyCar Series driver and owner of Sarah Fisher Racing, Sarah Fisher, was awarded the Spirit of Leadership award today by the Women's Automotive Association International (WAAI). The award was presented in conjunction with the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"To follow in the footsteps of the many women who have received this award before me, I'm honored to have been thought of for this prestigious award," said Fisher, who announced on January 13th that she would return to the IndyCar Series in 2009 with backing from Dollar General. "For me, being an active part of my community and lending a helping hand has been a dedication for me in my life thus far. I'm very happy I was able to accept this award in person today thanks to AAA Auto Insurance and to also meet this group of female influencers in the automotive industry. Thank you very much."
Established in 1999, the WAAI's "Spirit of Leadership" award is presented annually to professional women in the automotive industry. These women have dedicated their life to their profession and to giving back to others; and they serve as mentors and are role models to us all. Sustained superior performance, community involvement, influence and support of other women within the automotive industry are just some of the qualities these women possess.
"Sarah was chosen for her outstanding contributions to racing," said Lynn M. Wilhelm, Executive Director of the WAAI. "Throughout Sarah's career, she has always kept a community focus. We're honored to award Sarah the Spirit of Leadership and have her in our presence today.
Along with Fisher, Monica Emerson, former Executive Director of the Global Diversity Office at Chrysler LLC., Ellen McKoy, Senior Director, Dealers Relations at SEMA and Executive Director of SEWA and Judith Schumacher, Principal, Schumacher Chevrolet, were also honored during the reception aboard the Creole Queen in New Orleans.
Fisher opens the 2009 season at the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on Sunday April 26, 2009.