TIM. Sophia Sunwoo (소피아 선우)

TIM 프로젝트, 두번째 이야기 소피아 선우(Sophia Sunwoo)편이 완성됐다.

소피아 선우 대표를 간단히 소개하면..

‘2016년 포브스가 선정한 젊은 리더 중 한명으로 한인 2세이다. 소피아는 2011년 아프리카 물 부족국가에 깨끗한 물을 공급하는 비영리 기관인 Water Collective를 공동 설립했다. 소피아는 직접 서아프리카와 인도의 농촌을 순회하면서 민간단체와 협력해 새로운 수자원 공급설비를 돕고, 물 독립을 할 수 있도록 교육시키고 있다. 소피아는 학생시절 친구들과 의류사업을 시작해 작은 성공을 거둔후 평소 꿈이었던 비영리 사업에 뛰어들었다.’

built and sold her first company in 2010, which had products placed in 250 retailers worldwide, was featured in People Magazine, and worn by celebrity clientele.
She continued to manage projects over $1 million in value for Fortune 500 companies in hospitality and technology, and focused her undergraduate studies on effective market strategies to lift the resource-constrained out of poverty.
Her senior dissertation was widely recognized by Parsons School of Design Strategies, and inspired the inception of Water Collective.
Sophia holds a BBA from the Parsons School of Design and the New School, and is currently pursuing her MPA in International Economic Policy at Columbia University.
She was listed as a leading force in Social Entrepreneurship on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list (2016) and awarded the Fred Alger Finance Award in 2015.

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