Sara Grote Cerrell

Sara Cerrell is the founder of Global Change Network (GCN), a social issues consulting practice. She brings two decades of political, private sector and nonprofit experience to her clients. Before founding GCN in 2008, she was Vice President at DDB Issues & Advocacy, a social sector practice that was part of DDB Worldwide.

Sara’s work has centered on social impact, particularly international development with an emphasis on global health and women’s empowerment. She has created strategies and managed campaigns for organizations and companies such as the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), MTV Staying Alive Foundation, PATH, Viacom, Gap Inc., Jimmy Choo Foundation, Marie Stopes International, Packard Foundation and Kaiser Foundation, among many others.

Sara’s career began in The White House, coordinating First Lady Hillary Clinton’s involvement in several initiatives, ranging from health care to women’s rights to children’s issues. Additionally, she worked on two U.S. presidential campaigns.

In addition to the 1,000 Days board, Sara serves as a member of ICRW’s Circle of Ambassadors and on the boards of Global Impact UK and the US-UK Fulbright Commission, appointed by U.S. Ambassador Barzun. She lives in London with her husband and three children.