Sarah Hillware is a social entrepreneur and global communications strategist. She has a decade of experience designing, implementing and managing effective public affairs and social impact campaigns with measurable public health, gender equality, educational and environmental outcomes.
She currently consults specialized United Nations agencies, working at the intersection of international development communications and project operations, to drive global action and national policy reform. Key achievements include the design and launch of a global Community of Practice to break silos and facilitate knowledge sharing among 100+ members from across the health, gender equality, energy and environment sectors, and co-authoring a chapter in a global, bi-annual policy benchmark publication, launched at the 2018 UN Conference of Parties (COP24).
Sarah has an academic background in international affairs, global health and entrepreneurship and has held positions in multilateral organizations, NGOs and private sector media and marketing companies. Prior to her work with UN agencies and the private sector, she supported the execution of two stakeholder engagement campaigns for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Foundation.
In 2012, she founded Girls Health Ed, a nonprofit health education program for low-income adolescent girls and young women across the globe. The organization has since hired employees to manage day-to-day operations, but Sarah continues to advise the organization on strategic initiatives.
Sarah's research on school- and community-based health communication interventions have led her to give talks at TEDxBerkeley as well as at the United Nations through TEDxUNPlaza. You may visit her blog on the Huffington Post or follow her on Twitter @sarahhillware.
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