Dr. Sara Hart | Empowering Senior Women


Vision for Ageless Leadership

Ep. 306 - In the ever-evolving landscape of leadership, few shine a light as bright as Dr. Sara Hart. Pioneering a movement that challenges societal perceptions, Sara stands as a beacon of empowerment for senior women.

With a storied career spanning over four decades, from helming leadership development in a Fortune 100 company to advocating for women in the technology sphere, her contributions are profound and far-reaching.

As an author, speaker, and the brains behind the transformative Prime Spark initiative, Sara is more than just a thought leader; she's a catalyst for change.

Broadcasting from Los Altos, CA, where she resides with her beloved cat, Mr. Bu, today we have the privilege of delving into the world of a woman whose passion and expertise promise a conversation of depth and insight.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of organizations valuing experienced older women in the workforce.
  • How to create a thinking environment to give appreciation and demonstrate equality.
  • How to shift your mindset, embrace your value as an older woman, and use it to make a difference.

"One of the main things that determines how well someone thinks is how they’re treated while they’re thinking.”- Sara Hart

Listen in to learn the importance of creating a thinking environment as an organization to give appreciation and demonstrate equality for older women. You will also learn how to shift your mindset, embrace your value as an older woman, and use it to make a difference even when you face pushback.

In this episode, you will learn:

How Sara’s experience with ageism in healthcare prompted her to start Prime Spark [01:15]

Her experience as a woman in a professional setting and why she advocates for older women [02:51]

The state of women’s rights today compared to a few years ago and before the ‘60s [07:34]

Why women should be valued for their thoughts and accomplishments rather than how they look [12:58]

The ten components of a thinking environment to give appreciation and demonstrate equality [15:48]

She talks about her role as executive director of the Institute for Women and Technology [20:31]

Sara on her three books, why she wrote them, and what she hopes you can take from them [25:45]

The fears and challenges women in and out of the workforce face when trying to pivot [33:54]

She talks about her old cat and how he has changed her life for the better [39:54]

Sara on where to reach out to her and find her books and more information about Prime Spark [42:29]


Dr. Sara Hart is a speaker, coach, author, and creator of Prime Spark – an idea turned movement to change the way our culture sees and treats senior women.

As a speaker, she provides controversial, cutting-edge ideas in an interactive setting.

As a coach, she focuses on women change-agents who believe in bettering our world and want support.

Sara is the author of three books and has over 40 years’ experience in leadership development and building thinking environments.

She was director of training and development for a Fortune 100 company and executive director of the Institute for Women and Technology. Sara lives in Los Altos, CA with her cat, Mr. Bu.


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