Sowmya is a champion and an outspoken advocate for inclusion & women’s empowerment with a key focus on social impact. When COVID-19 hit, Sowmya was laid off and began reaching out to her community to check in. These conservations inspired her to launch Buildup women Series, an online community created to inspire, learn from, share, support, engage and build up women during and post-COVID-19.
So far, the series has launched over 12 live series discussions on key subject matters including LEAD-HER-SHIP, Economic Abuse, Job Loss & Creating opportunity, Anti-Racism & Inclusion, Accessibility, Education, Allyship, Miscarriage, Motherhood & Everything in between, Post-Pandemic Support for Women Entrepreneurs and several more. The series included over 40+ inspiring female disruptors, change-makers, influencers, advocates and community leaders across Canada with a core focus on diversity and inclusion. This year, Buildup women Series was named Canada’s Top 100 Recovery Projects in 2020 by Future of Good.
Sowmya currently works with the Ontario Disability Employment Network to focus on Diversity & Inclusion with a key focus on Promising Practice, Innovation and Impact Measurement.