Sarah Hinawi

CEO
GELL

Sarah Silbert Hinawi, EdM, is the Co-Founder, Director and Chief Learning Officer of Purpl, a small business incubator for solopreneurs, small business people and independent professionals. This work stems from a long career in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, focusing on human development and specifically programs that support individuals’ ability to actualize their potential and be self-directed in their learning and work. She has been instrumental in the growth and success of a number of national and international student-centered programs, including the Columbia University TeenScreen Program, LitWorld, and the College Board’s college and career-planning curriculum, CollegeEd. She has served on the Board of the Institute for Democratic Education in America and the Next Generation Committee for the Association of Small Foundations, and recently served as a Leadership Expert in Residence at TED. Her new model for leadership in the gig economy is the topic of a TED talk and a book that is currently in development. She facilitates peer to peer mentorship groups and consults with organizations to help founders, independent workers, students and organizational staff develop the competencies to thrive in the new world of work by being Self-Led.

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