Driven by the idea that creativity can change the world and by the Martin Luther King Jr. quote, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others?," Sonja has dedicated herself to creating businesses that foster entrepreneurship, spread creative thinking, and grow community. She was recently named '1 of 30 Women Entrepreneurs
Changing the World' by fashion mogul Eileen Fisher, and Los Angeles Magazine honored her as one of LA's Top 10 Most Inspiring Women
. Sonja is best known for her Unique Markets events
events, one of the world's largest independent design shopping events that she started in 2008. Fueled by her passion for helping people grow and become more successful, Sonja launched CAMP
, a creative business conference, in 2013. After witnessing the amazing results of CAMP, Sonja decided to create a permanent place for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers... And so The Unique Space
, her modern-day version of an office building was born - an 18,000 sq ft building in downtown LA's Arts District that houses collaborative workspace, 14 private offices and an event space.
As a workshop leader and inspirational speaker, Sonja has worked with a variety of organizations including Redbull, Nike, Airbnb, Disney Imagineers group, Square and West Elm. As a consultant she works with both big brands and small businesses on strategy, creative direction and experiential marketing. Sonja lives in Los Angeles and sits on the Board of non-profit 826LA