Sara Wasserteil

Member Since 2021

Sara Wasserteil

Managing Director of Expansion

Cara Collective

Chicago Area

Sara leads Cara Collective’s national expansion arm, Cara Plus, where she drives growth, strategic partnerships, and impact to help Fortune 500 companies and non-profits drive more inclusive employment pathways around the country. Prior to Cara Collective, Sara spent 12 years managing, measuring, and scaling programs across the social sector in Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and as a social impact strategy and measurement consultant for organizations like the Canadian Federal Government, City of Chicago,, TD Bank, and YouTube. Sara serves on the Executive Board of Spark and as a graduate mentor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She holds a BA from Boston University and an MPP from the University of Chicago.


  • Business Strategy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Measurement


March 11th, 2022

How human-centered design can help you win in the labor shortage

As companies try to attract broader, more diverse talent pools, human-centered design could be key.

February 3rd, 2022

9 tips that cultivate team (and individual) creativity

If you're going through a rough patch generating new ideas for your next big launch, consider these tried and true methods.

January 24th, 2022

7 clear signs you should walk away from a project

Knowing when to stop a project that isn't going anywhere is an important skill every leader should develop.


Cara Collective

For 30 years, Cara Collective has moved people with employment barriers – 90% of whom are Black or Latinx – into 12,500+ jobs with 1,000+ employers at retention rates 20 points higher than the national average. Leveraging our expertise working with thousands of job seekers and employers, our team of strategy, change management, and measurement consultants specializes in helping employers to attract, hire, and cultivate diverse, untapped talent from nearby communities.


  • Strategy
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Workforce Development


Social impact & nonprofit