Sarah Wood

Founder of Unruly
"It's a real privilege to be participating in an initiative that focuses founders' minds on giving back and is helping to grow a culture of philanthropy in the UK's tech ecosystem."

Following an academic career, Sarah Wood co-founded Unruly in 2006, scaling a global video advertising marketplace that was acquired by News Corp in 2015. A former board member of Superdry plc, Sarah currently sits on the boards of Tech Nation, City Ventures and The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. She is an ambassador for The Prince's Trust Women Supporting Women Programme, has been named Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year, City AM Entrepreneur of the Year, and was awarded an OBE for services to technology and innovation. After co-founding City Unrulyversity, a free pop-up university with a mission to inspire the next generation of digital entrepreneurs, Sarah was awarded an honorary doctorate from City, University of London. She is an active angel investor in the tech and wellbeing space, a mentor at UCL’s Hatchery and author of best-selling career handbook Stepping Up: How to Accelerate Your Leadership Potential, which calls for more diverse and empathetic business leaders.

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