The pioneer of social business evangelism, Sandy Carter is a leader for startups and enterprises on social business strategies. Sandy has published three books on social media, including “Get Bold,” which has been translated into 9 languages. She was recognized by Forbes as a 2016 Digital Influencer, 2016 C-Suite Social Media Legend, Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters, Top Growth Hackers, Top 10 in Social Media, Top 50 Social Business Influencers, 10 Most Powerful Women in Tech, and Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT), and B2B News Network’s 2015 B2B Influencer.

Sandy has run several businesses at IBM. In her last role as global ecosystem leader for startups and accelerators, she was the chief evangelist, passionately helping enterprises and entrepreneurs increase productivity and creativity, while fostering a community of innovation. She’s a business maven, using her influence and network to connect individuals and groups across the globe toward new technological solutions.

At IBM, Sandy led the top digital site in the industry, developerWorks, and introduced Career Concierge for the developer community. Her expertise and influence has helped create countless new partnerships to drive joint development of client solutions and win-win scenarios for partners.

As a warrior for workforce diversity, Sandy is a board member of Girls in Tech and WITI (Women in Technology International). She is the founder of “Super Women’s Group,” the longest running and largest diversity group at IBM and she is founder of Million Female Founders. Her latest ebook “Geek Girls are Chic” was featured in USA Today

Sandy graduated summa cum laude from Duke University receiving a degree in Bachelor of Applied Science. She received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University with an emphasis on innovation and marketing.