Building on her expertise in international development, combined with her entrepreneurial training, experiences and vision for placing businesses at the centre of local and global development strategies, MWG Founder - Sarah, pivoted slightly in 2016 amid an established career, and founded MarketWorks Global in 2019.
MWG's vision emerges as a result of Sarah's 20 plus years experience in research and development and in empowering marginalised and vulnerable populations, improving their access to essential livelihoods, and from her passion for empowering businesses to be profitable while also accelerating their impacts on development goals.
Through several of the donor-funded international development projects she led and delivered and the programme evaluations undertaken, Sarah was forever frustrated by the fact that most project outcomes and impacts of improved livelihoods, and access to essential goods and services showcased in the short term were rarely sustained in the medium to long-term, despite decades of government and philanthropy funded development support in the developed and developing world where inequality indices are still unacceptable, stagnating across several countries.
The vision evolved and took shape as a result of in-depth discussions with stakeholders in global development community, and researching, evaluating innovative hybrid private sector business and inclusive supply chain models through Sarah's research at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and beyond this, through a growing network of core partners and advisors she engaged and mobilised through the consultation process. Some of whom became founding advisory members for MWG.