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Sonia Patterson
CEO , International non-profit
Washington, DC , United States
Sonia is a multi-lingual, entrepreneurial leader with a global outlook and multi-cultural sensitivity developed during work and travel in more than 70 countries. A visionary leader and strategic planner with a focus in women’s empowerment, she enjoys tackling organizational and management challenges head-on. Her highly relational approach and operational savvy are reflected in her accomplishments.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
• Twenty years of visionary and entrepreneurial experience in developing business, non-governmental and community relations in the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia
• Broadened the global impact of Five Talents’ innovative approach to micro-enterprise development and raised the organization’s profile domestically and internationally
• Developed and implemented an innovative financial management system for World Vision US to track and allocate $400 million in annual donations to programs in over 100 countries
• Established the Caribbean headquarters of Rock Solid Technologies, selected as Microsoft Partner of the Year
• Outstanding success in building and maintaining relationships with key corporate and government decision-makers, while establishing excellent levels of employee retention and loyalty

• MBA in Global Entrepreneurship, THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT, Glendale, Arizona; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile; Archamps, France

• Continuing Education Certificate: Leading the Global Organization, ASU Thunderbird Graduate School Campus, Glendale, Arizona

• BA English, WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY, Springfield, Ohio; Salzburg, Austria
Affiliations and Achievements:
2014 Smart CEO Magazine’s Brava! Award which celebrates top female CEOs in the Washington D.C. Metro Area who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava! Award winners are exemplary leaders of their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor future leaders and set their organizations on the path to tremendous growth.
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish, Portuguese
    United States
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