Sara Hawthorn

Sara is managing director of a specialist PR agency with bases in Leeds and Glasgow. An accredited PR practitioner with the CIPR, she has been a visiting lecturer in digital marketing at Leeds Trinity University and was cited as one of the Shaw Trust’s top 100 influential people with a disability in 2018. She is a deaf hearing aid user and developed the DisAbility PR Network to support and encourage more disabled practitioners into PR.

She has run workshops and spoken about disability, and D&I in PR at industry events, academic conferences and organisations including Barclays and The University of St Andrews. Her agency, InFusion Comms was one of the first agencies in the UK to be awarded The Blueprint Ally status.