Sarah Agboola is an entrepreneur who found herself immersed in start-up culture after attending The Wade Institute’s Three Day Start-up event in 2015. Since then, she declined her offer for law school, started two youth engagement programs, and founded her first company.
Sarah is passionate about giving young people opportunities to build their capacity and co-launched Youth Opportunities for Leadership, Innovation and Development (YOLID) in 2015 to provide a platform for this to occur. Sarah also founded and administrates the Wom*n of Colour Career & Study Network which was established to give young wom*n of colour the chance to discuss their career hopes, dreams and fears in a safe environment.
Having grown up in Wagga Wagga, creating opportunities for regional and rural young people is of particular importance to her and she has worked with Social Traders and FYA to develop initiatives dedicated to serving this group. It is the combination of all of her endeavours that led to her selection as the inaugural Australia Post Scholar at the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.
Sarah is now based in Melbourne and spends the majority her time working on m-Time, a start-up focused on helping busy parents have more time for self-care, and overseeing the progress of her rural initiatives.