Innovation and Digital Marketing Expert
For the last 10 years, Sierra Pollard has made innovation her passion in life. She was one of the first people to graduate from the nation’s first Innovation Academy at the University of Florida. After earning a B.S. in Digital Marketing and Innovation, Sierra started her career in Digital Marketing at an international corporation managing a social marketing team. She started her first venture, a digital marketing firm: Ginger Media Marketing. She strives to create innovative social media and marketing strategies for small businesses to create brand awareness to attract new customers. Following a few years later, Sierra was invited to study at the European Innovation Academy in Turin, Italy, and receive her Certification in Innovation, Human Center Design, and Design Thinking. She then continued her education in Technology Innovation at Harvard University. Sierra earned her Masters in Product Innovation in 2020 at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she stayed on to be the youngest professor to teach at VCU.
Sierra is the first person to study Innovation at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She decided that she wanted to connect business owners with innovation and help female entrepreneurs start their businesses! Sierra founded her second venture, the Winnovation Agency®.
The Winnovation Agency™ encourages innovation and inspiration for female founders and startups. Their workshops and network create community over competition and support. The Winnovation Agency hosts the second largest Women's Summit in the South East.
Sierra continues to teach at several universities including the University of Florida, University of North Florida, and Fullstack Academy.