Sabrina Horn ’83, managing partner and technology practice leader at Finn Partners,
shares advice with the “Social Innovation for the Entrepreneur” class during her visit
to campus as Leader in Residence.

The Entrepreneur: Horn ’83 Returns to Lead

by Natalia St. Lawrence ’16

“There is nothing greater than being an entrepreneur and creating new value in the marketplace for new products and services that solve a problem,” says Sabrina Horn ’83, who returned to campus this fall to serve as the Centennial Center for Leadership Leader in Residence. A former CEO and founder of her own company, and now a managing partner and technology practice leader at Finn Partners, Horn has helped clients transform their brand, and in the process made a significant impact on the communications and technology industries.

As the Leader in Residence, Horn worked with HWS leadership groups and classes in the entrepreneurial studies department on pitching an idea and building a brand, drawing on her knowledge of public relations, communications and technology.

“HWS is providing a truly tremendous opportunity to enable students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams on campus and start to make them become a reality now,” says Horn. “The IdeaLab and the Pitch really put students through the paces, making them think through their concept in every core business aspect. The confidence HWS students will get in understanding the process of pitching their business idea is invaluable.”

Horn is a strong advocate for women in entrepreneurship, and has worked with Illuminate Ventures, a venture capital firm run by women who fund women to launch new companies. She has also been recognized by New York Business Journal as a Woman of Influence, and by Paramount Public Relations as a Top Woman in PR. She graduated from William Smith with a B.A. in American studies and a minor in dance, and went on to earn her M.S. in public relations at Boston University.


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