Thu, Sept 01 – 2016 -06:30 pm
Soraya is an early stage investor and advisor in brands born online and next generation media companies, including: Home Polish, Contently, Reserve, Figs, Glam Squad, Casper, Brit & Co, Laxmi Beauty, Refresh, Hullabalu, HungryRoot. She is the co-founder of Zady, a mission-driven and venture-backed brand described best as “The Whole Foods of Fashion” (www.zady.com). Soraya began her career as Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at The New York Times, where she positioned the global news leader on social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, partnered with startups large and small, and established award winning campaigns. She went on to co-found the application Foodspotting, named by Apple and Wired Magazine as an “App of the Year” (acquired by Open Table). Soraya has been featured on the cover of Fast Company Magazine’s “Most Creative People in Business” issue, on the cover of Brandweek’s “Digital” issue for her work in new media and entrepreneurship. She was named an Inc Magazine “30 Under 30” (2012) and a Fortune Magazine “40 under 40” (2015). She sat on the digital advisory board of General Electric, is a current board member at XY and The Nature Conservancy New York (www.nature.org). Soraya is a World Economic Forum member “Young Global Leader” and a 5-year mentor to Tech Stars New York.
Thu Sept 01, 2016 - 06:30 pm