Meet Sara

Sara A. Crawford, Experience Architect, at Sara A. Crawford LLC. Provides mindset, education, brand awareness and growth solutions to entrepreneurs, organizations, and creatives. In addition to business services, she transforms brands into powerful cultural movements through her Blondie Mansion initiative where she fuses music, business, and art into experiences. It’s Sara’s desire and intention that Blondie Mansion will aid Sara A. Crawford, LLC in creating extreme impact and maintain an ecosystem for the creative and entrepreneurial community.

Under Sara’s leadership as Director at the Women’s Business Center at True Access Capital she secured over $10M in loan capital, creating opportunities for economic development with over 4,000 jobs created. She has curated and hosted over 4,000 business-related trainings, programs, and events, including the innovative Holiday Crawl, an online QVC-style concept of shopping and promoting small businesses. And the H.E.R. (Helping Entrepreneur Rise) business plan competition created in partnership with Citizen’s bank. The Competition is a way for an existing or startup businesses to receive and win money up to $10,000 for their business.

Sara's advocacy for social issues is not limited to her work in the fashion industry. She is committed to promoting minority-owned businesses and supporting black creatives through The Original Coloure Collective, a platform she co-founded during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through her efforts, The Collective was able to increase visibility for local solopreneurs and business owners by 62%. This effort led to New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer proclaiming April 8th as Creative Encore Day. Sara is also the Curator of The MKT Place Gallery in Wilmington, DE, where she curates artist exhibitions and special experience events for the community. Sara's expertise in fashion and entrepreneurship has earned her recognition as a Change Maker and Young Philanthropist by Black Celebrity Giving, and she has been named one of the most influential people in Delaware by Delaware Online. Sara is a true trailblazer, setting a higher bar for small businesses in Delaware by creating innovative programming to educate and inspire entrepreneurs in her community. Her book, The Playbook to Essential Style, and her TEDxWilmington talk, A Signature Pigment, share her story and inspire others to pursue their passions. Sara's leadership, impact, and accomplishments have earned her numerous awards and recognition, including the Next Generation Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and’s list of REALlist Connecters.