Sara Horowitz

Sara Horowitz is the founder and executive director of Freelancers Union. Sara has been widely recognized for her entrepreneurial efforts to build a new support system for independent workers, including creating and running a social-purpose insurance company to serve Freelancers Union members.

Sara, an innovator for tomorrow's workforce, was recognized as one of Forbes' top 30 social entrepreneurs in 2011, top 25 most promising social entrepreneurs by Businessweek in 2011, "25 people to watch" by Crain's New York in 2010, 100 global leaders for tomorrow at the 2002 World Economic Forum, Esquire magazine's 50 best and brightest in 2002. She received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" in 1999.

Before founding Freelancers Union, Sara was a private practice labor attorney and union organizer with 1199, the National Health and Human Service Employees Union.

She has a master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a law degree cum laude from the SUNY Buffalo Law School, and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

January 2013