Sarah Rinaldi whisked into my life when she marched a crew of men into my kitchen to film a documentary on my husband. Within minutes, I knew she would make an excellent interview subject. She was a skilled, heart-led producer and an engaging conversationalist. While there to interview Shaka and me, she gamely allowed me to quiz her on the spot and follow up with a phone interview.
Her career path from lowly production assistant on “The Winner Next Door” to Emmy Award-winning producer is inspiring–and instructive. She exemplifies success earned through a signature mix of audacity and industry. Read on to discover how a “just say yes” mantra has fueled her achievement, and what she wishes older women had told her about the pursuit of excellence.
- Name: Sarah Rinaldi
- Age: 37
- Work: Television Producer/Director
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Amherst College