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Sara Wachter-Boettcher      

Content Strategy and User Experience Expert, Author

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist dedicated to changing design and tech for good. She’s the founder of Active Voice, a coaching and training company helping organizations build radical, courageous leadership practices.

Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. Sara is also the co-author, with Eric Meyer, of Design for Real Life (A Book Apart, 2016), a book about creating products and interfaces that are more inclusive and compassionate, and the author of Content Everywhere (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), a book about creating flexible, mobile-ready content.

Sara also runs Strong Feelings, the podcast for feminists at work, and Collective Strength, a feminist leadership event series based in Philly.

Sara speaks about design, tech, gender, and leadership at conferences around the world. Her work has been published in The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian, Salon, McSweeney’s, and more.

Speech Topics


The humane design leader

How to put inclusion and ethics at the center of your leadership practice

Inclusive, equitable, ethical

Designing tech products we can be proud of

Radical change, human scale

How tiny revolutions create massive change

Run the room and lead from anywhere

How to show up as a leader and make change that matters—no matter your title

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