An award-winning writer and digital media innovator, Sarah Granger has spent more than 20 years launching, building and growing technology and digital media ventures, starting with a bulletin board system she published online at age fourteen. She has also been writing professionally for almost two decades, including articles, books, blogs, speeches, stage plays, screenplays and short films.
As a serial entrepreneur, Sarah has founded IT, Internet and digital media companies, including Leading in Digital, a new media strategy consultancy that she ran for twelve years, and the Center for Technology, Media & Society, where she partners with organizations dedicated to increasing awareness around technology’s global impact. She founded and published SFBayStyle, an online magazine that reached a half million readers at its peak. More recently, she was an angel investor in Shebooks, short e-books by women for women. Her newest startup will take on a new angle in media: digital film and video.
Sarah’s articles have been read by millions of readers, reaching dozens of countries and translated into several languages. Her first book, The Digital Mystique, was published by Seal Press in 2014 and became an ASJA award-winner and Amazon bestseller. 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 also known for directing the launch of what Wired News called the “first true weblog to be put up by a politician” in 2003. Sarah wrote what is likely the first cyberpunk stage play in 1992, later directed and co-produced by her in 1995.
A frequent speaker and media commentator, Sarah has been a keynote speaker, panelist, organizer and moderator at numerous conferences including South by Southwest, Exceptional Women in Publishing, BlogHer, TEDx Bay Area, Stanford’s Innovation Journalism, and the Startup Women Forum in Russia. 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 the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.
For more information about Sarah, please see her Media Kit.