Sara Potler LaHayne

Title
Founder & CEO
Company
Move This World
Bio
A life-long dancer and previous professional performer, Sara was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogotá, Colombia when she authored, implemented, and evaluated the original Move This World curriculum with third graders in Colombian public elementary schools. Today she is the Founder & CEO of Move This World, an organization that harnesses the power of creativity to reduce fear, build trust and inspire change in communities. Move This World has trained over 2,000 adults and impacted over 20,000 youth across 22 cities on four continents to address the emotional wellbeing of themselves and others in order to foster safe and supported learning environments. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Sara is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum; an American Express Ashoka Emerging Innovator; a Cordes Fellow with the Opportunity Collaboration; a Peace X Peace 2012 Women, Power, & Peace Award Winner (Generation Peace Award); the only U.S. recipient of the Youth Leader Award in the Americas by the Inter-American Development Bank Annual Board of Governors Meeting; an Ashoka Activating Empathy Award Winner; a three-time Beyond Sport Award Finalist; named a “Woman Entrepreneur” by World Resources Institute New Ventures Mexico; a StartingBloc Fellow; a Finalist Nominee Social Entrepreneur/Innovator for the Women’s Information Network 18th Annual Young Women of Achievement Award; 1 of 3 Artists Transforming the World by the Arts and Healing Network; Global Good Fund Fellow; and a Susan Schiffer Stautberg Leadership Fellow. She has presented at conferences across 5 continents and been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Carnegie Council’s Policy Innovations, Huffington Post, Americans for the Arts, Ashoka, El Tiempo, Unrest Magazine, Rising Pyramid, Whole Living Magazine, Martha Stewart Radio on SiriusXM, the International Platform on Sport and Peace, and El Espectador, among others.