Board of Advisors
Former Media Executive and EMILY's List Board Member
Sarah promotes the advancement of mission-driven organizations. She identifies and reaches audiences through people-centered strategy to help bolster a mission, whether it be for a business, a nonprofit, or a candidate. Applying her knowledge and expertise in business strategy, content, marketing, and consumer engagement, Sarah helps to activate people and grow a support base in multiple arenas.
Sarah spent much of her career executing big content-driven visions for startups and brands, operating effectively across the organization as the hub among business, technology, and creative teams. As an objective, experienced observer, she delves into organizational dynamics to understand the voice of an organization and recommends cultural shifts to fit with the new business model. Her sense of culture trends and understanding of customer behavior are rooted in her decade-long career as managing editor of iconic magazines such as Domino, Vibe, and Glamour, corporate development experience at media conglomerate Bertelsmann, as well as serving as an independent consultant for clients including HBO and Penguin Random House.
In her business leadership roles, Sarah managed rapid expansion as President of McSweeney’s and EVP of Corporate Development and Marketing at ScrollMotion, where she helped to produce among the first consumer apps in iTunes and raise a series C round of funding. She brings her organizational experience to serve on the board of directors of The High Line, Color of Change, and her family foundation, which builds political and economic power for women and people of color.
She holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana.