Sabrina Hersi Issa

Sabrina Hersi Issa is the Chief Executive Officer of Be Bold Media, a digital agency focused on global advocacy and media innovation. She is the co-founder of End Famine, a campaign dedicated to developing sustainable solutions to hunger, food security and humanitarian assistance. Sabrina organizes Rights x Tech, a gathering for technologists and activists and runs Survivor Fund, a political fund dedicated to supporting the rights of survivors of sexualized violence. She curates New/s Disruptors, a project working to re-frame the narrative of digital disruption in journalism to champion the experiences and contributions of diverse voices.

Previously, Sabrina was a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she worked on issues related to technology, human rights and humanitarian disasters. She has worked for Afghans for Civil Society, Oxfam America, NBC News and National Public Radio stations. Her work in technology and media has been featured in Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Guardian (US), Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Nation, Columbia Journalism Review and other outlets. Washingtonian Magazine named her a Woman to Watch as part of it’s annual Most Powerful Women issue and Ebony Magazine’s named her to it’s Power 100 list of the country’s most powerful Black Americans. She was listed on Forbes Magazine Top 30 under 30 for Law & Policy and profiled in several follow-up Forbes features on leadership, technology and social entrepreneurship.

Sabrina is a graduate of Ohio State University and believes in the power of leveraging technology to train, champion and support grassroots leaders working to design solutions for communities and build a world where we all get to thrive.