A nationally recognized innovator in digital media, online culture, and social technology, Sarah Granger is a noted author, blogger, speaker and entrepreneur. Her articles have been read by millions of readers, reaching dozens of countries and translated into several languages. Her work focuses on how the Internet and digital media is changing our lives and our world. Her first book, The Digital Mystique, was published by Seal Press in 2014 and became an ASJA award-winner and Amazon bestseller.
Sarah has written hundreds of articles and blogs as well as several scripts and chapters for collaborative books. She has also helped build numerous communities, including launching over a dozen online publications over the past decade. Her publishing credits include The San Francisco Chronicle online at SFGate.com, Forbes, Security Focus, MediaShift, Spectrum magazine, Boing Boing, The Huffington Post, WSJ.com, and Harvard Business Review. 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.
As a serial entrepreneur, Sarah has spent more than 20 years launching, building and growing IT, Internet and social ventures, starting with a bulletin board system she published online at age fourteen. She previously founded bComfy, an innovative online software model for ergonomics, and SFBayStyle, an online magazine that reached a half million readers at its peak. She played a lead role in Artloop, an online art database company, and Net Daemons Associates (aka NDA, a venture-backed IT services company later acquired by Interliant).
As a digital strategist, her company, Leading in Digital, LLC, works with for-profit and nonprofit organizations in multiple countries, providing community-driven strategies for social engagement and online communications. She also advises Internet, digital media and mobile startups in order to build the pipeline of diverse entrepreneurs. She is currently a TechWomen Impact Advisor, mentoring women in Uzbekistan.
Sarah has been an active advocate on technology policy issues (digital governance, intellectual property, security, privacy, voting, innovation and accessibility) through working with several organizations including the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and serving on their U.S. Public Policy Council, the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Center for Technology, Media & Society. She is currently a Fellow at the Truman National Security Project and former Co-Chair of their Cybersecurity Expert Group. She participated in the World Summit on the Information Society at the United Nations in 2003. She began her career working in cybersecurity for the Department of Energy.
A frequent speaker and media commentator, Sarah has been a keynote speaker, panelist, organizer and moderator at numerous conferences including South by Southwest Interactive, BlogHer, TEDx Bay Area, California Leadership Forum, Stanford’s Innovation Journalism, Startup Women Forum in Russia, the Tech Policy Summit, the U.S. State Department’s Tech Camp, and more. She has trained hundreds of leaders in digital media strategy. She also works with academic institutions on papers and workshops, such as Georgetown University, Stanford University and American University.
She has been featured as an information technology and social media 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. She lives in Silicon Valley with her husband and daughter.
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