With a generation of devoted young leaders like [Sgarro] it seems that the sky may not be the limit for LGBT progress, but a stepping stone.
— Out Magazine
One of the five gayest healthcare startups right now advancing LGBTQ healthcare equality in America.
— HealthCare.com
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Hi! I'm Katie.

I'm a social entrepreneur and LGBTQ advocate. I'm passionate about progressive politics, civil rights advocacy, and using the reach of technology and media to produce positive social change.

My work has been published and featured in national outlets including The HuffPost, The Advocate, Forbes.comNowThis, Teen Vogue, and The Hill. I've also been a featured speaker on LGBTQ rights and public good technology.

I received a B.A. cum laude with distinction in public health from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in management from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. 


Highlighted Coverage of My Work in the News


What Can I Do For You?

I'm always looking to write or guest speak about LGBTQ issues and social entrepreneurship. I am also very interested in giving back through joining a nonprofit board or providing pro bono mentorship to LGBTQ youth. I have experience in the following areas and I'm always looking for new opportunities.

  • LGBTQ advocacy & LGBTQ youth mentorship

  • Freelance writing (op-eds, news, comedy)

  • Guest speaking (LGBTQ rights, social entrepreneurship, public good technology, tech nonprofits)

  • Nonprofit board advising

Interested in working together? Contact me

We are proud to support our CGI U students turning #IdeasIntoAction through critically important mental health initiatives. Katie Sgarro is working to help LGBTQ people seek refuge from persecution in their home countries.
— Bill Clinton
In creating a lifesaving resource for LGBT asylum-seekers, a young woman makes peace with her years in the closet.
— The Advocate