From Northern Ireland to the C-Suite of Silicon Valley: A Discussion With Sarah Friar

Join us on March 26th from 5:30pm for, “From Northern Ireland to the C-Suite of Silicon Valley: A Discussion With Sarah Friar” with Digital Irish in New York City.

As well as an amazing fireside chat and networking, we have our new lightning pitches segment where you’ll get to hear from amazing Irish female founders as they pitch their startups in honor of Women’s History Month. 

​Sarah Friar is Chief Executive Officer of Nextdoor where she leads a team that revolutionizes the way people connect and build community. Before joining Nextdoor, Sarah served as CFO at Square, SVP of Finance & Strategy at Salesforce, and lead software analyst and Business Unit Leader at Goldman Sachs. 

​While serving as CFO at Square, Sarah launched its initial public offering in 2015 and added $30B in market cap. She sits on the boards of directors of Walmart and ConsenSys, as well as the advisory boards of HOPE Global and the Blavatnik School of Government. She is the co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit that celebrates and empowers women and non-binary entrepreneurs. Sarah earned her MEng in Metallurgy, Economics, and Management from the University of Oxford and her MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where she graduated as an Arjay Miller scholar. She holds an honorary doctorate from Ulster University and in 2019 was granted an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for services to entrepreneurship. 

​Sarah is from Northern Ireland, has lived in South Africa, and now lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.

​Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from Sarah Friar and connect with other like-minded individuals. Secure your spot now for a night filled with innovation, inspiration, and networking!

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