Sara Horowitz is the Founder and Executive Director of Freelancers Union. She has been widely recognized for her entrepreneurial efforts to build a new support system for independent workers, including creating and running a social-purpose insurance company to serve Freelancers Union members.
Horowitz was named one of "25 People to Watch" in 2010 by Crain's New York, was selected as one of "100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow" at the 2002 World Economic Forum by the Schwab Foundation, named one of Esquire Magazine's "50 Best and Brightest" in 2002, and received a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" in 1999. Before founding Freelancers Union, Horowitz was a private practice labor attorney and union organizer with 1199, the National Health and Human Service Employees Union. She has a Master's Degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, a Law Degree Cum Laude from the SUNY Buffalo Law School, and a B.S. from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.