Manages workforce and education policy issues, oversees Oracle's philanthropy efforts and serves as Oracle's representative on international task forces. She frequently represents Oracle on STEM education issues from Kindergarten through Higher Ed. Before joining Oracle in 2004, she was a contract and business development specialist for information technology firms. She manages workforce and education policy issues, oversees Oracle’s philanthropy efforts and serves as Oracle’s representative on several international task forces.
Akbar was raised in Virginia and lives in the District of Columbia.
In addition to serving on the Women’s High-Tech Coalition (WHTC) board, Sara currently sits on the board of Emergent Leaders Network, which focuses on developing community college student leaders. She is an active volunteer with Higher Achievement; participates with the Parent’s Association of a local Washington D.C. Boys and Girls Club; and was a founding board member of “mothertongue,” a Washington, D.C. women’s arts collective.
She earned a BA in International Relations from American University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland. Akbar is an active volunteer with Higher Achievement, participates with the Parent's Association of a local Washington D.C. Boys and Girls Club and was a founding board of mothertongue – a Washington D.C.women's arts collective.