Sara Al Wajih

A multilingual, digitally native, versatile and creative multi-media video editor, digital video journalist and producer with an award winning background of (digital) documentaries.

Track record of initiative and achievement-seeking out diverse stories and project, expanding job description boundaries. Years of experience in working with different services and languages such as BBC News & Current Affairs, Victoria Derbyshire, Newsnight, Digital Video, BBC Stories, BBC Arabic, Africa 2020 and Documentaries.

Understanding the important of keeping up to date with technology, I have always been keen to still be a step ahead of technology and cultural change in order to maintain at the top with a track record of award nominations. Devised strategies and workflows internally, to allow a collaboration from different departments and services from TV to digital – online and mobile.

Also have been selected to be one of sixteen women selected for the prestigious BBC News & Current Affairs Women In Tech Programme sponsored by the Development Director.

Coming from a BAME background, it humbled me to realise how privileged I was in the UK, whilst my family are in a war torn country, Yemen, struggling to survive but still determined to get an education and career. I put my knowledge and love of technology to devise a way of helping others that needed help through an app. I was determined to revolutionise the mentoring process by developing an app that helps connect users all over the world. I was particularly focusing on females from war torn countries and from stricter backgrounds that may not be able to connect outside, so building a mentoring and skill sharing app seems ideal.