Sarah Sorensen

Sarah Sorensen

Sustainability expert, marketing consultant, author.

  • @sahsoc

Areas of Expertise:

  • sustainability
  • Internet
  • network
  • networking
  • CSR
  • green
  • ICT
  • security
  • consulting
  • writing
Sarah Sorensen is the principal of Sorensen Consulting, a sustainability and strategic communications consultancy. She spent eight years at Juniper Networks in a variety of product and corporate marketing roles. During her tenure, she created and managed the Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability strategy and was a founding member of the company's Green Taskforce, which is responsible for driving energy efficiency initiatives within the engineering and product teams. She also managed Juniper's business announcements, crisis communications and public sector outreach, and spent half a decade marketing the company's security technologies. A graduate of UCLA (1996), where she majored in English and was a member of UCLA's Division 1 women's soccer team, she has focused her efforts in branding, marketing, communications, and public relations for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She has developed and written dozens of white papers, byline articles, and presentations on and about the networking and security industries.

The Sustainable Network The Sustainable Network
by Sarah Sorensen
October 2009
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $23.99

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'Twas the Holiday Season in the Digital Age

December 16 2009

'Twas a night during the holidays, when all through the house Everyone was connecting and using their mouse. The screens were alight and holding their stares, While holiday music from iTunes loudly blared. read more

Happy Birthday Internet!

December 10 2009

The Internet, as you probably know, turned 40 this month. I would like to take a moment and reflect on how far it has come since its infancy... read more

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Webcast - Using ICT (Information & Communications Technology) to Create a Sustainable Business
January 21, 2010
Sustainability is not a catch phrase or a flash-in-the pan endeavor; it is a guiding principle that drives a business's value creation. It ensures that an organization is able to sustain long-term economic opportunities, competitive differentiation...

"If you have to buy one information technology book this year, then let this be the one. With a wide and versatile appeal, The Sustainable Network can be enjoyed by one and all."
--George Williams, MBCS CITP, CEng MBCS CITP, British Computer Society

"I don’t do a lot of book reviews, but I did want to shine the light on a Sarah Sorensen’s insightful The Sustainable Network: The Accidental Answer for a Troubled Planet...Some of her ideas are real eye-openers whether you are a seasoned computer geek or not. "
--Sunill Setty, GeekWerks at DailyIndia

"...The Sustainable Network is a 'must' for any library strong in social issues and technology."
--James A. Cox, California Bookwatch: The Social Issues Shelf

"It’s a given these days that computer literacy is no longer just beneficial, it’s essential. Perhaps we should think of the global network in the same way. In this sense (whether or not you share Sorenson’s vision), The Sustainable Network is a solid read as a primer. You’ll walk away knowing a lot more about what we’re talking about when we talk about the network."
--Troy Kitch, View From the Dock

"Companies with a stake in the technology industry or that have staked on the Internet (ala Google or Amazon or any of the thousands of small e-commerce companies around the world) are likely to pluck multiple nuggets of wisdom from her book."
--Heather Clancy, ZDNet.com

"Overall, Sorensen offers the reader some convincing ideas as to how the network's worldwide reach can empower previously marginalized groups, further democracy, and even tackle climate change. In these economic times, the notion that we can cause change with tools we already possess is appealing."
--Kit O'Toole, Blogcritics.org