Women Accelerators is thrilled to host Sophan Smith for a webinar in October 2022. Sophan is the Executive Director of EforAll/EparaTodos in Merrimack Valley and was the VP of Talent Acquisition. She led recruitment strategies to identify top candidates for executive banking opportunities.

Personal branding can differentiate you from the rest in a world where everyone has a website and Instagram account. Don’t let others define you, and it’s a way to stand out from the competition.

A personal brand helps you become conscious of your differences and your uniqueness. It allows you to position yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the pack, especially among other potential job applicants.

Sophan will give you tips on

  • How to create your unique brand and showcase your authentic and unapologetic self.
  • How to feel comfortable in your own skin and prevent imposter syndrome.
  • How to dress for success and create a memorable presence when you walk into a room.

Brand yourself and be what you want to be!

About our speaker

EforAll is a nonprofit organization with a mission to help under-represented individuals get the training and support they need to start and grow their own business. In this role, Sophan serves as a visionary leader to raise the profile of EforAll/EparaTodos while strengthening relationships and collaborations with organizations and leaders who are connected to EforAll’s mission and purpose. In addition, she develops and implements a comprehensive fundraising plan while managing the day-to-day operations.

Prior to her role at EforAll, for almost two decades, Sophan spent her career working in Boston with institutions such as the Boston Private Industry Council, UMass Boston, and State Street Bank.

Sophan is a Khmer American, born overseas but raised in the city of Lowell, MA. She was born in Cambodia at the height of the Khmer Rouge War, a genocide that killed over 2 million Cambodian men, women and children. Her family relocated to the U.S. as refugees and settled in Lowell. Sophan was 2 years old when they began their new lives in America. Sophan is a first-generation college graduate and studied her undergraduate degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She currently serves on several steering committees and board, including the Asian Community Fund, the Lowell Development Financial Corporation, Mosaic Lowell, the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce and Launch Your Business Now at Middlesex Community College.

When she isn’t wearing the executive director hat or networking in the community, Sophan can be found browsing cake recipes. She is a baking enthusiast and is self-taught. She also enjoys cooking traditional Khmer dishes and hosting dinner parties at her home. Currently, she resides in Dracut and is also a mom of two, Natya and KJ.