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Sarah Williams

Co-founder and CEO of Propel Capital (She/Her)

Vice Chair

Sarah is co-founder and CEO of Propel Capital, which invests in entrepreneurs, innovators, and changemakers building a more just and equitable society. Propel uses blended capital (political, investment, philanthropic) to accelerate durable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges and invests 100% of its assets in alignment with its mission.

Previously Sarah led her own consulting firm, working with foundations, donors, and corporations to strengthen giving and impact investing strategies to have greater impact, and she led and launched the Pfizer Foundation, overseeing the creation of their first international and community-based health and social venture programs.

Sarah is a lifelong activist and serves on a range of nonprofit boards, including the Center for Prison Education and the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship. Sarah has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons. Sarah joined Brooklyn Org’s Board of Directors in January 2015.