& 2x NOMINEE
Meet Your Change Agent
Championing Changemakers &
Social Impact Initiatives
UNITED NATIONS CSW65
U.S. DEPT OF STATE FULBRIGHT ROSTER
ADVISOR NOBEL PEACE
CALL TO SERVICE AWARD
SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTANT | PROFESSOR | EMMY WINNING PRODUCER
SARAH HAMILTON | SHORT BIO
Sarah Hamilton is a social impact strategy consultant, producer, and professor championing changemakers. Recognized by Forbes as a "Social Impact Expert" and named a "Social Impact Hero" by Authority Magazine, Sarah strategizes with nonprofit and humanitarians’ social impact initiatives to strengthen and scale in the United States and globally.
Sarah is an Emmy & 4x Telly Award winning producer for social impact films. She is a former Delegate for United Nations, was selected by the U.S. Department of State as a Fulbright Specialist, and has advised on multiple Nobel Peace Laureate-led Initiatives.
Sarah is the recipient of the United States "Presidential Call to Service Award" for her volunteer philanthropic initiatives. She is an instructor for social impact at Duke University. Sarah has been featured as industry expert in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, Parents, Best Life, The Washington Informer, Thrive Global and Forbes.
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AWARD WINNER & 2x NOMINEE
40+ FILM FESTIVALS
SARAH HAMILTON | BIOGRAPHY
Sarah Hamilton is a Change Agent, recognized as a “Social Impact Expert” by Forbes and named a “Social Impact Hero” by Authority Magazine.
As a social impact consultant, professor and producer, Sarah has championed changemakers via grassroots & global initiatives for two decades. She began her career in the nonprofit sector advancing humanitarian initiatives. Her leadership at nonprofits included managing high profile humanitarian aid and disaster relief events with public figures, such as Bono's One Campaign, Princess Zulu of Africa, American Idol's Chris Daughtry, and bipartisan efforts at both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions. After over a decade in the social impact field, Sarah began consulting on strengthening and scaling humanitarian initiatives for nonprofits, educational institutions, Nobel Peace Laureates, and public figures.
Sarah's Nobel Peace Laureate-led initiatives include consulting for PeaceJam (a nonprofit led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates), the Dalai Lama and the Honorable Shirin Ebadi. Sarah is a former Advisory Board Member for Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu's nonprofit TutuDesks, and she has consulted on several humanitarian initiatives directly for Desmond Tutu's daughter Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe.
Appointed by the U.S. Department of State to the Fulbright Specialist Roster, Sarah was selected to represent the U.S. abroad on social impact projects identified by the U.S. Embassy and international institutions. Honored for her work in the social impact field, Sarah was recognized locally by the Chamber of Commerce "Women in Business Making a Difference Unsung Hero Award," and she is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential honor "Lifetime Call to Service Award” for her volunteer commitment to philanthropic initiatives.
Sarah served as a Delegate for the United Nations Women's 65th Commission on the Status of Women. During the Commission’s two-week session, representatives gather at UN headquarters in New York to discuss progress and gaps in the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for advancing women’s rights. Representatives discuss key global policies and emerging issues that affect gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Member States then agree on further actions to accelerate progress and promote women's rights in political, economic, and social fields.
As an Emmy & 4x Telly Award winning social impact producer, Sarah's work includes 'Day Without Hate' a short film highlighting students peace initiatives following U.S. school shootings, and 'Immokalee: My Home' a short film unveiling a migrant farm community's decades-long housing crisis and local nonprofits community-first solutions. Sarah is a former producer for TEDx, and an Executive Producer for the award-winning short social impact film 'Limbo' by Emmy-nominee Lotje Sodderland, which screened at the 74th Festival de Cannes.
Sarah authored two 'Official Film Guides for Study & Discussion' for Nobel Legacy Films' award-winning documentaries 'Dalai Lama: Scientist' and 'Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free'. Both films premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and over two million copies of the film guides have been distributed worldwide.
Accepted by Mayors and Governors across the United States, Sarah's drafted city and state proclamations and advocacy have advanced causes such as Nonprofit Awareness Month, National Philanthropy Day, Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Arts and Humanities Month, Bullying Prevention Month, and A Day Without Hate.
Beginning in 2024, Sarah will facilitate a peace studies course at Duke University exploring the initiatives of Nobel Peace Laureates throughout history, and a call to action for citizens to advance peace initiatives. She has previously facilitated a nonprofit course developed by Stanford University for community health initiatives, and facilitated social impact educational events at University of Chicago and Cornell University.
Sarah graduated summa cum laude with a master’s degree in public administration and an emphasis in public policy. Her social impact expertise has been featured in the media on NBC, ABC, CBS, KTLA, PBS, Parents, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, Best Life, Washington Informer, & Forbes.