Hi. I’m Sara. You may know me as a content strategist and UX consultant, or a speaker, or an author. But today I’m introducing my newest adventure: Active Voice — a coaching and professional development company focused on helping tech and design teams build radical, courageous leadership practices.
This is the article format of the 2020 Intentions Workshop I led at Collective Strength, a feminist leadership event series I cohost in Philadelphia. Set aside an hour or two, grab a few friends if you can, and get to work (there are even handy worksheets).
We’re just over two weeks into 2020, and already half the people I talk to are already frazzled by their New Year’s resolutions. They’re not having fun. They’re not feeling good about themselves. Instead, they’re obsessed with tracking all the things they “should” be doing: reading a book a week…
You’ve got lots to teach others, even if you sometimes feel like an imposter
Too many of the most interesting voices in tech and design talk themselves out of writing or speaking about their work because they don’t think they have enough experience. But you don’t have to wait for “enough” (whatever that means). …
These nine lessons from women entrepreneurs, authors, and activists will get you hyped for 2019—and keep you feeling steady, no matter what the year throws at you.
Two years ago, I was finishing the first draft of my first mainstream book. I was terrified: Would anyone read it? Would it get me doxxed? Would people realize I was a fake, a know-nothing, an imposter who somehow scammed her way into a book contract?
No, You Go is now Strong Feelings: a weekly podcast about work, friendship, and feminism hosted by Katel LeDu and Sara Wachter-Boettcher—the best friends you didn’t know you were missing.
Too sensitive. Emotional. Hysterical. Women’s emotions are treated as if they’re problems or weaknesses way too often—by shitty bosses and bad boyfriends, sure, but also by advice columns claiming to help women succeed at work and thinkpieces attempting to explain away the wage gap.
Friendship is what brought our podcast together. Now I’m learning to sustain that friendship, after the mics are off.
A couple weekends ago, I went out to dinner with Jenn Lukas and Katel LeDu, my friends and collaborators on No, You Go. It was glorious: hours of cheese boards and oysters and fancy cocktails and laughter. We even stopped for dessert…twice. …