Sara Wachter-Boettcher

Author, Speaker, Coach and Strategist

Sara Wachter-Boettcher is an author, speaker, coach, and strategist dedicated to changing design and tech for good. She’s the founder of Active Voice, a coaching and training company helping organizations build radical, courageous leadership practices.

Her most recent book, Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech (W.W. Norton, 2017), was named one of the best tech books of the year by Wired, and one of the top business books of the year by Fast Company. Sara is also the co-author, with Eric Meyer, of Design for Real Life (A Book Apart, 2016), a book about creating products and interfaces that are more inclusive and compassionate, and the author of Content Everywhere (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), a book about creating flexible, mobile-ready content.

Sara also runs Strong Feelings, the podcast for feminists at work, and Collective Strength, a feminist leadership event series based in Philly.

Sara speaks about design, tech, gender, and leadership at conferences around the world. Her work has been published in The Washington PostSlateThe GuardianSalon, McSweeney’s, and more. She’s based in Philly, but you can always find her on Twitter @sara_ann_marie or at sarawb.com.

My Sessions

Keynote: Leading Content, Leading Change

The future is bright for us word people. UX writing has been hailed as a hot new job in tech. Content design roles are sprouting up way beyond Gov.uk. You can probably even mention content strategy in a meeting without everyone staring at you like an alien. Go, us! And yet, we’ve got lots to worry about. […]