Sarah Saska

Co-Founder & CEO: Feminuity
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Dr. Sarah Saska is an advisor, a startup investor, and the co-founder and CEO of Feminuity.  As a social scientist and orthogonal thinker, Sarah challenges, reimagines, and redesigns the mindsets, technologies, and systems surrounding us to shape a future that promotes equity for all.

Sarah is a seasoned academic and experienced practitioner, having led pioneering doctoral research at the intersection of equity, technology, and innovation. Her research highlighted the need for companies in the technology and innovation sector to centre ethical and equitable design and became the inspiration for Feminuity.

Sarah holds a Ph.D. from Western University, an M.A. from The Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa/Université dOttawa and a B.A. (Hon) and certification in Sexual and Gender Diversity from the Department of Gender Studies at Queens University. Sarah was a facilitator for the SARE randomized controlled trial, which became the Enhanced Assess, Acknowledge, Act (EAAA) Sexual Assault Resistance Education Program and is now used across Canada as the Flip the Script program, which helps to reduce sexual violence on campuses.

Sarah continues her work as a leading researcher and advisor to the growing body of research relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Canadian tech sector.  She co-authored Inclusion, Intention, Investment: A Playbook for Women Working in Tech in partnership with #movethedial, and she has advised on flagship studies, including Who Are Canadas Tech Workers? Tech for All: Breaking Barriers in Torontos Innovation Community, and Canadas Gender Equity Roadmap: A Study of Women in Tech.  She is currently a Research Advisor on Tech for Womens Justice, a study exploring the intersections between violence against women, access to justice, and technology.

Sarah been named amongst the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada three times (2015, 2017, and 2021) and on Culture Amp’s list of “Diversity and Inclusion Leaders You Should Know” in 2018 and2019. As well as Create and Cultivate’s list of 10 Diversity Leaders Transforming the Workplace and Beyond.  She speaks internationally at global tech and human rights conferences and is a TEDx speaker, and shes been featured on CBCs The National, as well as in Fast Company and The New York Times. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board for the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Western University and a member of the Advisory Council for the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities at Western University.  She is a former member of the Advisory Council for Equality Fund (formerly The MATCH International Womens Fund) and a former member of the Board of Directors for Wen-Do Womens Self Defense.