Sarah D’Angelo, director of people operations, You.i TV (a WarnerMedia company)

Sarah D’Angelo
Editor's Note

Each year, OBJ and the Ottawa Board of Trade honour 40 of the region’s top young entrepreneurs, business executives and civic leaders and recognize them for their professional achievements, expertise and community service.
Click here to see the full list of the 2021 recipients and click here to watch the special broadcast honouring the year’s recipients.

Business: Software that powers streaming app experiences

Born: Ottawa

Biggest business achievement: Led You.i TV on all HR-related matters through a successful acquisition by WarnerMedia in December 2020.

Biggest obstacle overcome: Starting my role at You.i during the pandemic and working 100 per cent remotely with three young kids at home. Then, navigating through an acquisition after only being with the company for a few months.

Biggest influences: My dad, who passed away in 2009. He worked extremely hard, always looked for ways to give back to the community and instilled in me a sense of confidence and determination.

Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Be patient and compassionate with those around you, and also with yourself. Asking someone how they’re doing, and being flexible, really goes a long way.

Charitable involvement: iSisters Technology Mentoring

First job: Working the concession stand at Ottawa 67’s games

Advice I’d give the younger me: Aspire to be like the leaders who show empathy, and aren’t afraid to admit they don’t know all the answers.

Favourite pastime: Reading a good book.