Sonia Agarwal, 25, from India, is well recognized in the sphere of sustainable fashion and inspiring leadership.
After graduating from Babson College, she became the founder & CEO of WHITENIFE. The company started as a fashion house that used innovative, animal friendly materials. Today, it has grown to become Asia's largest marketplace for ethical fashion brands & designers from around the world. She also had the honor to design the crown for Miss World Australia.
In 2013, she was honored as one of the top 50 most innovative student entrepreneurs in the world by Kairos Society and won the “India’s hottest start up” award for Freshmentors Inc.- one of her former companies. Bound by her love for brand building and design thinking, Sonia serves as a marketing consultant to Donear Industries Ltd.- one of India's largest textile manufacturing companies and many upcoming start ups over weekends.
She is a Dhirubhai Ambani International School alumnae and has pursued fashion management at Insituto Marangoni (Paris) and Universita Bocconi (Milan).
Sonia has held a truly diverse range of responsibilities. Her fascination with the choices made by society led her to work as a journalist at CNN-IBN and as a junior market researcher with AC Nielsen. She furthered her passion for fashion by working at Accessorize, Nautica, Guess and for other retail brands.
Apart from being a passionate business woman; Sonia uses her spare time to play Monopoly, write poetry, and ride horses.