Episode 64: Increasing Community with Sarah Friar
How do we increase the sense of community at a time when many say we are more polarized than ever? Joining me to discuss this topic is Sarah Friar, CEO of Nextdoor. Nextdoor touches 1 out of every 3 Americans, with 33 Million people who use their app multiple times each week. That level of connectivity and data has provided keen insights from which we can all learn.
About Sarah Friar
Sarah Friar is chief executive officer of Nextdoor, the app where you plug into the neighborhoods that matter to you. Neighbors turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, and build real-world connections with those nearby—neighbors, local businesses, and public agencies.
Prior to Nextdoor, Sarah served as chief financial officer at Square. Under Sarah’s leadership, the company launched its initial public offering in 2015 and added $30 billion in market capitalization.
Before her tenure at Square, Sarah served as senior vice president of finance & strategy at Salesforce. Sarah also held executive roles at Goldman Sachs, as well as leadership positions at McKinsey in both London and South Africa. Also on the board of Slack, Sarah is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and co-founder of Ladies Who Launch, a network that mentors and inspires women entrepreneurs and business owners.
Sarah grew up in Northern Ireland and 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.