SheBrand Superstar: Sarah Green

Sarah Green is a passionate social entrepreneur dedicated to facilitating cultures of entrepreneurship in communities around the world. In 2011 & 2012, Sarah was acknowledged by President Obama for her work as a young leader in entrepreneurship in America. In 2013 she was selected as one of the “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” by the St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland and awarded as a Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leader.

While still in school, she developed a passion for international enterprise based solutions to poverty and demonstrated her entrepreneurial prowess by running an entrepreneurship program in Kampala, Uganda, founding a chapter of AIESEC, the world’s largest student held organization and founding the annual High Country Global Opportunities Conference. Sarah was recognized for her collegiate achievements by having a scholarship named after her called “The Sarah Green Scholarship for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship.”

Sarah’s work has been featured in prominent media outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur,, MSNBC, ABC, Yahoo Finance and Fox Business.


Name: Sarah Green

Occupation: Social Entrepreneur

Website: http://

Twitter Handle: @travelwithsarah


1. What are three words that best describe you?

Driven, Passionate, Goofy.

2. Tell us why you’re awesome in two sentences or less?

My mission in life is to make available the tools & resources necessary for each and every person around the world to unlock his or her own potential, uncover their passions and provide access to tools, resources and opportunities that would allow each and every person to transform their dreams into legitimate, rewarding and fulfilling work. I fully believe this concept to be the key to alleviating world poverty.

3. What are your three biggest indulgences?

Seltzer water in many different flavors, travel excursions and anything chocolate.

4. What’s currently your favorite…

Restaurant: Rita’s Italian Ice

Shopping Destination: Groupon Excursions

Hangout: Country Club on H St in DC, they have mini-golf inside!

City: Washington, DC

Food: Quinoa and green beans

Cocktail: Red Wine

Book/Author: Leadership and Self Deception

Song/Artist: Avicii

Website: Facebook 

Magazine: The Economist

5. What is your biggest pet peeve?

People who have tons of potential, but don’t take advantage of it through hard work!

6. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or not) who would it be?

Jaqueline Novogratz – I’m so impressed with her dedication and innovation around enterprise based solutions to poverty.

7. What does it mean to you to have a strong, engaging brand and how has having one helped you?

Especially as an entrepreneur, I find it especially important to have a strong personal brand because you most likely will not just start one business in your lifetime. The entrepreneurial lifestyle has a lot of ups and downs. If your personal brand is strong then it won’t matter if you’re going through an up or a down period. Your track record, experience and passion speak for you.

8. What is your #1 tip for fellow women entrepreneurs?

Don’t be afraid to speak up and out for yourself. I often see women back down when things become challenging or emotional (myself included). I recently got advice to, “be a lady but act like a man” in those instances. I call it being a “bull dog”. Stand up for yourself, your ideas and your beliefs and do not be afraid to be exactly who you are. You are blessed with talents, thoughts and traits that are uniquely yours—so utilize those gifts. It is through our uniqueness that we distinguish ourselves in the world. By trying to be who you think the world demands, you become one of the crowd, but by developing your own talents, you separate yourself and create value for and impact in the world.

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