Juror Profile

Sara Minkara
I'm so excited to honor the achievements of women with disabilities! I truly believe everyone has something beautiful and unique to offer in the world, and every identity should be valued and celebrated. Women with disabilities so often are marginalized, but the Her Abilities Award is making sure each and every voice is heard and empowered to bring greatness and light into the world.
Photo: Sara Minkara


Founder and CEO, Empowerment Through Integration (ETI)


United States

Short Biography

Sara Minkara is the founder and CEO of Empowerment Through Integration (ETI), a nonprofit fostering a more inclusive society through groundbreaking initiatives that empower youth with disabilities, challenge stereotypes, and promote respect for individual value. A Lebanese-American Muslim woman who lost her sight at seven, Sara transformed her unwavering passion for this work into innovative programs with a global reach. A graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Kennedy School, she has been recognized by Forbes’“30 Under 30,” the Clinton Global Initiative, and more.