Entrepreneur, CEO and equality innovator Sarah Collins is best known as the creator of the Wonderbag, a $25million globally conscious enterprise. Over the past 10 years over 1.5million Wonderbags have been activated in the Western and Majority world. Sarah’s extreme dedication, resilience and determination has earned her Fortune Magazine’s Top 10 Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Oprah’s African Heroines and Fair Lady’s prestigious Woman of the Future Award.
The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary, non-electric portable slow cooker. Wonderbag is utilized in refugee and humanitarian interventions around the world and Sarah is working with The Red Cross, The GIZ and the UNHCR. Because it reduces dramatically the need for firewood, the Wonderbag is essential in areas of deforestation and climate change. Wonderbag was accredited by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and awarded 1st place in the Climate Change Leadership Awards and Eskom’s 2012 Innovation Award.
Sarah is a fierce advocate for opportunity and agency for women and families in Africa and around the world. Sarah’s impact as a CEO and advocate for women and families has lead to her speaking at the 2013 Davos World Economic Forum, The Global Alliance in New York, The UN Social Good Summit, The Royal Geographic Society in London, The Eye On Earth Summit in Abu Dabi and more. With over 10 years challenging international business models, Sarah is now known as the founder of Globally Conscious Capitalism, a movement which offers a fresh blueprint for aid agencies and the business community to work together in innovative ways that uphold human rights, honor human dignity and build sustainable economies.