Sabrina Hersi Issa is a human rights technologist committed to leveraging technological innovation as a tool to unlock opportunity and dignity for all. She is the founder of Survivor Fund, a political fund focused on championing the rights of survivors of sexual violence.
As Chief Executive Officer, Sabrina leads Be Bold Media a global digital agency that works with organizations and campaigns on strategic transformation initiatives, policy innovation and movement-building. The firm leads award-winning innovative work building technology and media for healthcare, press freedom, humanitarian relief and refugee services and produces the Movement Security Summit, a digital security summit for movement technologists. She organizes The People’s Iftar, a campaign to gather community and raise funds for grassroots organizations serving Muslim communities and Rights x Tech, a gathering for technologists and activists.
Sabrina is a contributor to NBC News, writing regularly on technology, power and human rights and her work has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio, The Guardian, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Nation, Colorlines, Levo League, Columbia Journalism Review and other outlets.
As a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, Sabrina 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.
Forbes Magazine recognized her on it’s Top 30 under 30 for Law & Policy and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society named her a Rising Talent, a special distinction for women leaders in global business and leadership. The Friends of Europe recognized her as a European Young Leader for North America and Ebony Magazine featured her in its Power 100 list of the country’s most powerful Black Americans. Washingtonian Magazine named her a Woman to Watch as part of it’s annual Most Powerful Women issue.
Sabrina is a graduate of Ohio State University where she studied International Relations & Diplomacy, Political Science and Women Studies.