Sophia Jacob

CEO & Founder

Sophia Jacob is an award-winning experienced event planner and marketing strategist with specialties in fundraising for non-profit organizations and brand promotion for small businesses.


In the last 8 years Sophia has successfully started two networks. The Ottawa Opportunities Network and Black Ottawa Business Network both hold events throughout the year for business professionals and entrepreneurs looking to network and meet other like-minded individuals with whom they can do business with, partner or collaborate on new and innovative ways to become successful and service their ideal consumer.


Sophia is also the President of Sophia J Events an event planning and marketing firm that provides consulting services, social media, PR communications, coordination, logistics, brand awareness, community management, and acts as a liaison for b2b relations and strategic partnerships for small businesses and non-profit organizations.


In 2018 Sophia Founded the Canadian Women of Colour Leadership Network. The grassroots organization is led by Women of Colour who want to see more Women on Colour & nonbinary people reflected in Board of Director positions, C-suite, and leadership roles with decision making influence. The organization is focusing on mentorship, leadership development, post-graduation programs and training.


Along with their programs they will also have anti-racism and anti-oppression workshops and webinars. CWCLN also wants to put great focus on wellness. Each month they host a conversation circle, a sacred space to share, communicate, discuss, learn and support each other as WOC.