Wendy Sachs

Filmmaker, Author, Emmy Award-Winning News Producer

Wendy Sachs is a master of the career pivot. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Fearless and Free–How Smart Women Pivot and Relaunch their Careers – a book O Magazine chose as a “title to pick up now.” An Emmy-award winning TV news producer, Wendy has worked at Dateline NBC, CNN and FOX.  She was also a Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, CNN contributor and editor-in-chief of Care.com. Wendy is currently co-directing and producing SURGE, a feature documentary film about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic 2018 midterm elections.   

A frequent speaker, Wendy has given talks to Google, LinkedIn, the World Bank, and Ziff Davis among others. She also gave a TEDx talk in November 2017 in Boston called “Harnessing the Power of Humiliation.”  Wendy has written about politics, work/life balance and women’s issues for multiple publications and appeared on dozens of radio, TV shows and podcasts including the TODAY show, Good Morning America, Fox, MSNBC and CNN’s Headline News. Wendy was recently listed on Forbes.com as a “40 Over 40” Women to Watch