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Sarah Geisenheimer

Managing Director, Innovation, The Rockefeller Foundation

As Managing Director, Innovation Sarah oversees team operations, provides strategic guidance on key lines of work, and leads special projects. She is currently overseeing the Convenings & Networks team as it expands its role in realizing our program goals.

Sarah began her career at the Rockefeller Foundation in 2006, leaving in 2015 to serve as Senior Advisor to the Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She then became the Executive Director of The Fund for Public Schools, and most recently was Chief Operating Officer at 100Kin10, a high-performing network of 300+ organizations across the country working together to improve STEM education. Sarah brings to RF expertise in operational systems, strategic planning, and fiscal and team management.

Sarah holds a Master of Arts from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from New York University.

Authored Content

  • Jun 25 2014
    Blog Post Training Models for Employment in Africa's Digital Economy Results for Development (R4D) has recently published a report with the support of The Rockefeller Foundation, Training Models for Employment in the Digital Economy. A core component of our Digital Jobs Africa Initiative is training high potential but disadvantaged youth for work in the digital economy. Training that is linked to job opportunities is fundamental […]
  • May 16 2014
    Report Impact Sourcing 101 With increased focus on shared value, inclusive business and corporate social responsibility, businesses are looking for both positive financial and social impact in their own practices, and in those of their supply chain. The services outsourcing industry is well-placed to advance inclusive business practices. Impact Sourcing means employment for high potential but disadvantaged people in […]
  • Feb 21 2014
    Blog Post The Financial and Social Value of Impact Sourcing With increased focus on shared value, inclusive business, and corporate social responsibility, businesses are looking for both financial return and social impact in their own practices, and in those of their supply chain. At the Outsourcing World Summit, hosted by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), impact sourcing—one way for companies to achieve both […]
  • Sep 19 2013
    Blog Post A Shared Vision for Impact Sourcing Last week, The Rockefeller Foundation hosted important stakeholders from major outsourcing destinations and a range of geographic regions (Africa, North America, Latin America, Europe, South and Southeast Asia) at its Bellagio Center to discuss how to scale the impact sourcing sector. This was the first time critical players representing different parts of the industry came together […]
  • Mar 14 2013
    Report Digital Jobs: Building Skills for the Future Digital jobs are created through the application of information and communications technologies (ICT) to a new or existing activity or process. Digital jobs generally include performing information-based tasks that build the individual’s capacity for future work. A digital job can be distinguished from other jobs such as manufacturing because the core product produced by a […]
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