Sabrina Hersi Issa is the CEO of Be Bold Media, a digital agency for global advocacy that produces #HackingRelief & #HackingHunger, a hackathon series to build and improve technology tools used for humanitarian relief and refugee services and Vanguard, a global donor engagement program. 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.
Sabrina currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, where she leads Local News Lab research on journalism ecosystems and how philanthropy can support efforts to build diverse, inclusive newsrooms.
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.
Sabrina was named to Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list of the country’s most powerful Black Americans and listed on Forbes Magazine Top 30 under 30 for Law & Policy. Washingtonian Magazine named her a Woman to Watch as part of it’s annual Most Powerful Women issue.Session: Technology's Role in 21st Century Humanitarian Leadership