Sophiya is a young professional with demonstrated leadership in grassroots empowerment, entrepreneurial development and women leadership across different parts of Asia. She started her career exploring possibilities of social entrepreneurship in optimizing impact at the community level. Then worked extensively to promote women entrepreneurship, break gender-based stereotypes and identify women as role models. Currently a Global Shaper, she has served as a ‘Youth Advisor’ to the United Nation’s Youth Advisory Panel whereby she advocated for youth engagement, gender and social inclusion in UN’s country workplan.
An MBA graduate from Singapore, she currently works for Private Sector Development and strives to create a society where anyone can transform their skills into economic opportunities regardless of their caste, race and gender.