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AIWA-SF Thrive: Sophia Moradian

THRIVE is an AIWA-SF April project dedicated to highlighting Armenians who are doing amazing things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today, we feature Sophia Moradian.

Sophia Head ShotSophia Moradian is a Customer Experience (CX) Strategist at Anaplan. She spend the first part of her career working at Deloitte Consulting in Strategy & Analytics, focusing on tech clients in M&A and GTM strategy. She is a proud Bay Area native and services as a board member of AIWA-SF as the chapter’s Vice President. Sophia completed her undergraduate work at Boston College, majoring in International Relations (Economics concentration) and Middle East Studies and attended the University of Oxford as a graduate student, graduating with a MPhil in International Development.  She is also teaches Power Vinyasa at Corepower Yoga in Oakland. As a certified yoga instructor, she loves sharing her passion for yoga with students. In addition, she is part of the Master’s swim team in Oakland.  She has lived in Singapore, Armenia, Jordan, Spain and the UK. Currently, she lives in the East Bay near her family. Throughout her travels, she has always met amazing Armenians, thus she always feels “at home” as Armenians are everywhere, always offerings hospitality and a welcoming spirit.

Question: What is your life philosophy? 
BE CONFIDENT! Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be someone we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses, and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.
Question: What is your favorite thing about being Armenian?  
Meeting and making connections with other Armenians no matter where I travel to or live in the world. Learning how the Armenian culture has manifested itself around the world – I’ve met Armenians from Spain, Singapore, Italy and so many other places while they may have different experiences than I do, we are always able to find something in common.  The powerful and supportive women I’ve met and share amazing experiences with is something I’m deeply grateful for. 
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About AIWA-SF:
The Armenian International Women’s Association is a dynamic global 501(c)3 dedicated to empowerment, education and enrichment. Through many projects and initiatives, AIWA is dedicated to inspiring, empowering and connecting Armenian women worldwide.
AIWA-SF is an affiliate chapter of the Armenian International Women’s Association, the EIN #: 04-3113182. Donations marked for AIWA-SF are routed to the affiliate chapter.
To get involved with the AIWA-SF affiliate, please visit http://www.aiwasanfrancisco.com or send an email to aiwasanfrancisco@gmail.com. We are grateful for all donations. To help us promote progress, contributions can be mailed to: AIWA-SF 15559 Union Ave #227 Los Gatos CA 95032

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