Skills & ExpertiseAccounting & Taxes, B2B, B2C, Building a Team, Company Culture, Go-To-Market Strategy, Marketing, Product Roadmap, Scaling, Social Impact, Strategic Partnerships

Industry Energy, Oil, Renewables, & Environment; Fashion, Beauty, Apparel, & Retail

Please Note: Sarah will not be hosting office hours during the Spring 2022 semester.

Sarah Kauss is the Founder and Chairwoman of S’well -- creator of the original fashion hydration accessory. Launched in 2010 in New York City, she married her passion for fashion, hydration and philanthropy to disrupt the reusable bottle industry and help rid the world of plastic bottles.

Sarah has been recognized as a Fortune’s “40 Under 40” honoree and EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman, as well as #9 on the LinkedIn “Top Voice, VCs & Entrepreneurs” list, #5 on the Ocean A-List, and #49 on Business Insider “100: The Creators” list. Sarah was also named one of Goldman Sachs’ “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs” (2016), and one of Inc.’s “Most Impressive Entrepreneurs” (2016). On S’well’s journey to reaching $100M in revenue, it has been named a #1 Fastest-Growing, Women-Led Company by the Women Presidents’ Organization (2016) and honored with Inc.’s 2017 Brand Design award. S'well's charitable partners include BCRF, (RED) and UNICEF USA, and Sarah sits on the UNICEF USA NY Regional board.

Prior to bootstrapping S'well with $30k of her savings, Sarah was an international real estate developer and CPA. She earned a degree in accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.