Interior design guru Sonia Brown breaks the mould for women in leadership with her fresh approach to modern office design in a traditional, male-dominated sector.
Armed with concepts for top brands; Topshop, Wagamama, Pizza Express, and Watches of Switzerland, Sonia leads retail/hospitality specialist Quadrant Design, into the workplace with the creation of HUMAN Workplace Design.
Rising from graduate to director of a new business in four years, Sonia's creative flair and shrewd business acumen, wins HUMAN pitches against many design and build giants.
Fuelled by energy, excitement, and enthusiasm, Sonia's project visions are refreshing in an industry accustomed to expensive 'cookie-cutter' catalogue design. Her 'outside the box' thinking and innate ability to get under a brand's skin, wins over the toughest of sceptics.
Sonia's curiosity, often sees her go beyond the norm to understand a brand. From project managers and surveyors to property teams, she lives and breathes every brand.
Leading the industry's first women-majority team, Sonia is involved at every project stage, admired by colleagues for her tenacity and dedication. Impassioned by greater opportunities for women in business, she mentors and trains female colleagues and also young women through the Prince's Trust to help them excel.
Encapsulating the human connection, Sonia leads with care for her work and people. Her raw passion inspires colleagues and drives her to take risks, rise to the challenge, and help HUMAN take its greatest leaps forward.
Courageously visualising her seat at the board table, Sonia purposely puts herself into male-dominated environments and situations.