Olga Sagan is a successful small business owner, an immigrant, and a mother of two teenagers. Now, Olga is running to represent our community on the Seattle City Council to revitalize downtown, clean up our streets, and get City Hall working for us again.
Olga Sagan immigrated to America in 1999 when she was 16 years old. She overcame adversity and language barriers to make it on her own in the community of downtown Seattle which she grew to love.
As an immigrant, Olga learned the value of hard work and determination. She began sweeping floors at a local bakery called Piroshky Piroshky, which specializes in Eastern European cuisine. There, Olga was promoted from shift lead to supervisor to manager, and in 2006, became a part owner. In 2017, she bought the bakery outright to become its sole owner.
Under her leadership, Piroshky Piroshky has grown to 4 permanent locations and employs more than 70 Seattleites. The business has been featured in NPR, Wired, Bake Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Eater, and Fox News. The Smithosnian even listed it as one of “The 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America.”
Olga was named a “Small Business Hero” by the Puget Sound Small Business Journal and was honored as the Small Business Administration's “Business Owner of the Year” for the State of Washington.
Apart from running her business, Olga part of the Women Presidents Organization, a network that seeks to empower women entrepreneurs and executives. She is on the board of Allied Arts Foundation and spend several years on the board of Seattle Chamber. Olga is running in Seattle’s 7th City Council District which covers Downtown, Belltown, Queen Anne, and Lake Union.
Olga graduated from Ballard High School and attended North Seattle Community College, Bellevue Community College, and the University of Washington. She lives in downtown Seattle with her two teenage children, Emily and Masha, and their dog Nadia
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