CEO and Founder of Women Rising
Sara’s life has been one of exploration and storytelling for as long as she can remember. As a young girl growing up in a “traditional” family in Austin, TX, she innately knew that her life would take a different path than those of the other women in her family. Listen to why she has dedicated her life to the empowerment of girls and women and why she believes that statistics and percentages are not nearly as important as discovering what it is you were meant to do here on earth.
To hear Women to Watch™ Media’s interview with Sara and learn more about her story, listen below.
Sara has held positions in media and entertainment including Executive Director of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures, VP of Digital Marketing at MGM Studios, and CEO & Co-Founder of NowLive (acquired by Live Media Group). In 2013, Sara founded her production shingle Women Rising, and moved to Austin for the role of Executive Producer for the first TEDxAustinWomen, which ultimately became the #1 viewed TEDxWomen event in the world across 58 countries. Sara’s directorial debut, “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”, broke Kickstarter records with its fundraising campaign and went on to win top honors in all 12 film festivals it played in 2015 including SXSW, Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival, and Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival. The film, after being released domestically to critical acclaim in 2015, will have its international release Spring 2016. Sara is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America New Media Council, was selected to attend The White House Women Entrepreneurship Conference, The White House Champions for Change Summit, and has been nominated twice for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur.
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