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Sarah Granger

Sarah GrangerSpecialties: leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, women in tech, digital media
Home base: San Francisco
Web site: www.sarahgranger.com

A first generation digital native, Sarah Granger has spent more than 25 years working at the intersection of technology, media and culture. She is an award-winning digital media innovator and best-selling author ofThe Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life – Online and Off (Seal Press, 2014). Sarah’s work focuses on digital leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship, online empowerment, women and girls in STEM, online privacy, technology accessibility, cybersecurity, and e-government.

Sarah began coding at age nine, launched her first online endeavor at fourteen, and went on to work in IT security, Digital MystiqueInternet startups and digital media, founding three companies along the way. She is known for directing the launch of what Wired News called the “first true weblog to be put up by a politician” in 2003. She currently advises Internet and digital media startups in order to build the pipeline of diverse entrepreneurs.

She has written for a wide range of publications including Harvard Business Review, Air & Space Power Journal, MediaShift, Forbes and Forbes Russia, Spectrum, The Huffington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle at SFGate.com. Her articles have been read by millions of readers, reaching dozens of countries and translated into several languages.

A frequent speaker and lecturer, Sarah has lent her voice to numerous conferences including South by Southwest Interactive, California Leadership Forum, Stanford’s Innovation Journalism, Startup Women Forum, and Technovation. She has trained hundreds of leaders in digital media strategy, including as a representative of the U.S. State Department’s TechCamp Global. She also works with academic institutions, such as Georgetown University, Stanford University and American University, on papers and workshops.

Sarah has been featured as a technology and political expert on CBS News, Good Morning America, RT and NPR and quoted in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, PBS.org, and The Hill. In 2012, she was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by The Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Sarah graduated from the University of Michigan, where she designed her own major called "Technology & Society.” She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

Suggested Topics

  • Empowerment in the Digital Age
  • The Digital Mystique
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Next Generation Innovation
  • Digital Media for Open Organizations
  • Future of Digital Health

Video Samples

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What People Say About Sarah Granger

“A much-needed, comprehensive guide to defining our lives in the context of today’s digital age. With personal anecdotes and detailed tips, Sarah Granger sheds a beautiful light on many of the issues that have been on my mind, both personally and professionally.”
—Randi Zuckerberg, New York Times best-selling author of Dot Complicated

“Sarah Granger knows what works on the Internet, and how it can be used in genuine and effective ways. The Digital Mystique articulates that know-how in ways useful both for people new to social media, and for those who are experienced and looking for a new perspective.”
—Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist

“There are many thinkers contemplating how to bring balance and serenity to our overstimulated lives, but few as profound and practical as Sarah Granger. Put her advice to practice. The quality of your life, both online and off, will depend upon it.”
—Amanda Enayati, CNN contributor and author of Seeking Serenity

The online world can open up doors: You can make an impact, get connected, even find love. But most of us have no idea how to navigate these new lands. Here's Sarah Granger to show us the way.”
—Nilofer Merchant, bestselling author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in #SocialEra

“Sarah Granger is a terrific guide to help us let technology empower instead of overwhelm. She is signal in the noise.”
—Tiffany Shlain, founder of The Webby Awards

Sarah Granger is the quintessential digital maven with her finger on the pulse of digital life. She has written a smart, funny, and invaluable book packed with rich stories and great ideas for anyone who wants to ‘get’ the Internet and understand how it can help them in their daily lives.”
—Denise Brosseau, author of Ready to Be a Thought Leader?