Sara Grote Cerrell

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Founder & Managing Director, Global Change Network

Sara Cerrell brings two decades of political, private sector and nonprofit experience to her clients. Her work has centered on social impact, particularly international development with an emphasis on global health and women’s empowerment. She has created strategies, developed partnerships and managed campaigns for organizations and companies such as the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PATH, Viacom, Gap Inc., Jimmy Choo Foundation, Marie Stopes International, Maverick Collective/PSI and the Packard Foundation, among others.

Before founding Global Change Network in 2008, Sara was Vice President at DDB Issues & Advocacy, a social sector practice that was part of DDB Worldwide, a global marketing agency. There, she served as strategy director, overseeing award-winning initiatives for international clients.

Sara’s career began in The White House as an aide to First Lady Hillary Clinton when Mrs. Clinton first began putting women’s empowerment on the international agenda. Additionally, Sara worked on the 1992 and 1996 U.S. presidential campaigns.

In addition to being a trustee of Global Impact UK, Sara serves on the boards of the US-UK Fulbright Commission, appointed by former U.S. Ambassador Barzun, and1000 Days, a nutrition NGO incubated at the U.S. State Department. She also is the founding member of ICRW Circle of Ambassadors UK. She resides in London.