INDIANAPOLIS (April 29, 2019)—Fuel the Female’s mission is to empower girls to achieve a career in STEM through motorsports. This year, Fuel the Female is led by a new board of directors to power that mission. 

Joining the board of directors is: Katie Hargitt, executive director Fuel the Female and IndyCar reporter; Lyn St. James, racecar driver, mentor, author and speaker; Terri Talbert-Hatch, assistant dean of recruitment, retention and student services for IUPUI School of Engineering; Teresa Sabatine, Indianapolis film commissioner, coach and consultant; and Samantha Hargitt, attorney at Wooden-McLaughlin. 

“I am thrilled to have the support and guidance of four very powerful, intelligent women. These women have excelled in their own fields, and together we can impact more girls across the country,” said Katie Hargitt, Executive Director, Fuel the Female. 

 We are excited to welcome this new board with the goal of expanding the educational program to at least five new markets in the next three years, and establishing a scholarship fund to help fuel STEM education.

 “As an advocate for equal access and opportunity for women, my support of Katie’s dreams was a no brainer,” said Teresa Sabatine. “Katie has found a way to expose young girls to a world girls typically never get to see. She has mobilized a very talented group of women to give these girls their time and show them that they deserve to dream big for themselves. These girls attend our events and immediately go back to school and get engaged in STEM. Fuel the Female shows you the power of investing in hands-on STEM education for girls. This is the world I want all girls to live in, and I can’t wait to see how Fuel the Female continues to evolve.”

Lyn St. James, 1992 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year and founder of The Podium Project, is also helping guide the newly inducted Fuel the Female Board of Directors. “I met Katie Hargitt when she attended my Driver Development Program many years ago and have not only stayed in touch with her but have followed her successful career in broadcasting with great pride,” said St. James. “When she shared with me her plans and passion to carry it forward and create something to make a difference in the lives of young females by exposing them to the world of motorsports, I told her, ‘I’m pleased to serve on her board of directors and help her in any way I can.’ She’s bringing the same commitment to Fuel the Female as she did her racing, education and broadcast career.”

For more detailed information on the Board of Directors and how you can help Fuel the Female’s mission, please visit www.fuelthefemale.org.