Sara Harrison

Sara brings empathy, open mindedness and an innovative mindset to her role at Desa Global Leadership. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community in a larger body, she has experienced firsthand the social discrimination of the associated stigmas. She understands that it takes courage and empowerment to bring all of who you are to work every day and choose to educate rather than confront when faced with inherent biases. These experiences have given her the toolkit and motivation to help others feel safe, inspired and empowered through her work at Desa Global Leadership.

Sara is passionate about understanding and experiencing other cultures. She has traveled to over 50 countries and lived, worked and studied abroad in New York, England and Scotland. Throughout her career she has worked for global tech startups, HarperCollins, Meridian Credit Union and DLA Piper. With an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University, she is a staunch believer in the power of storytelling and loves to see the impact they have in Desa Global Leadership trainings.

Believing in the importance of social change, Sara and has volunteered for organizations such as The Trevor Project, Dress for Success, Leeds Asylum Seekers Support Network, Shelter, Start Me Up Niagara and the Red Cross. The unifying factor across the volunteer opportunities is they are all focused on women and underrepresented minorities, helping them to gain the security and support needed to focus on future success.