Sara’s expertise has been channeled into opportunities that support and advance better outcomes for all people. She has served in leadership and advisory roles, including board positions for MABVI (Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired), ETI (Empowerment through Integration), and Global Forum for Freedom and Justice Advisory Council.
Sara is an engaging and accomplished speaker, connecting with thousands of people across 5 continents. She has addressed audiences of all sizes, from intimate gatherings at embassies to large scale platforms like the U.N. in both New York and Vienna. Sara has been featured on the U.S. State Department’s speaker’s circuit, and as a facilitator with Harvard’s Executive Education program.
Sara developed her groundbreaking In the Dark Methodology as a practical approach to authentic leadership, inclusion and change through individual action. Her Methodology is premised on the foundation that every person has value, and that we all benefit when we are all valued. The approach focuses participants on intentionality in interpersonal interactions; we can choose to reject the limitations of assumption and bias, instead empowering one another to reach our true potential by living authentically. Sara created a range of options, including training curricula, experiential workshops, coaching strategies and related tools, available as standalone offerings or as part of a comprehensive program.
Sara Minkara launched Sara Minkara LLC in 2020, a global firm that promotes authentic leadership through innovative, strategic solutions for clients everywhere, from business consultancy and advisory services to customized long-term client engagements.
Sara founded Empowerment Through Integration (ETI) to disrupt the narrative surrounding disability by empowering youth with disabilities individually and accelerating authentic inclusion globally.