Episode 185

Beyond the Screen: Sara Hirsh Bordo’s Path to Purpose

This week on The Exit: Among everything Sara Hirsh Bordo has done in her career, from being a marketing executive at Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios, the owner of several acquired businesses, and a 15x award-winning filmmaker, she might now mostly describe herself as an impact-focused creator.

Through her production company, Women Rising®, which was named as one of the most “Innovative, Interesting, and Purpose-Driven Women-Led Startups to Watch” by Inc Magazine, Sara has used her storytelling skills to become an advocate and a mentor for female founders and women-led companies.

As far as how she chooses what businesses to get involved with, she says “I start things because I think they’re missing. I don’t start things because I think I can do them better than somebody else”.

While her exits are accomplishments in themselves, she defines her success in entrepreneurship more as building something behind messages she believes are needed.

For more details and insights from her entrepreneurial journey, listen to the latest episode of The Exit.

Personal Bio: 

Sara Hirsh Bordo is a 15x award-winning filmmaker and Founder/CEO of empowerment production company Women Rising®, named “One of the Most Innovative, Interesting, and Purpose-Driven Women Led Startups to Watch” by Inc Magazine. Sara’s client storytelling work includes national and global work for partners like Toyota, Saatchi & Saatchi, ESPN Women, Hiring Our Heroes, Farmhouse Fresh, and Tri Delta, as well as marketing consulting for Sony Pictures and Warner Bros.’ WONDER WOMAN franchise. Sara is a member of the Producers Guild, a 4x Juror for Best Documentary, and on the Women’s Leadership Committee for the Global Wellness Institute. A former delegate to the UN and the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, and 2x nominee for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneur. Sara previously held positions in media/entertainment including Executive Director of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures, VP of Digital Marketing at MGM Studios, and CEO and Co-Founder of NowLive which was acquired by Live Media Group in 2013.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahirshbordo/

Website: https://www.womenrising.com/

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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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