About Speaker Sara Safari…
Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer and advocate for women empowerment.
Five years ago, she decided to climb and summit Mt. Everest (29000ft) to bring funds and awareness for the girls who become victims of human trafficking or are forced into early marriage. In 2015, during the devastating 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal, she survived the avalanches on Mt. Everest and came back down to help the victims and families, 10,000 of whom lost their lives and 100,000 kids lost their homes. She received the award for The Global Citizen from United Nations Association in 2015. She is a board member and director of development in Empower Nepali Girls foundation. She published her book “Follow My Footsteps” last year and dedicated it to the Nepali girls.
The avalanche and the earthquake didn’t stop her… Sara will be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent by July 2018. She is climbing on behalf of all the women who don’t have the opportunity to live fully self-expressed around the world. She also has received the award for Outstanding Practice with Broad Impact in the area of women and leadership from International Leadership Association in 2017. She is working on a documentary film with a talented team of directors and producers who have extensive experience working on complex social justice issues.