Sonal is Indian-born but grew up in Canada, and studied and worked in London. She has worked as a management consultant at Deloitte in London and is now a Director at SQUATS focusing on Corporate Wellness & Women’s Health. She is also a coach and mentor building confidence and communication skills, particularly for women. Through her role as a Director at SQUATS, she continually emphasises the importance for women to prioritise their health and wellness above all else. She was selected to be part of the Indian Wonder Women network, a group committed to creating awareness and solutions to end violence against women.
Sonal won the title of Ms. Asia Universe 2016 in India. She then competed at the Mrs. Universe competition in China in August where she was awarded the title of Ms. Universe-Beautiful 2016. She has used her title as a platform to raise awareness about inequalities and violence affecting women in India.
She is the recipient of the REX karmaveer chakra global fellowship award (awarded previously to honourable president Dr. APJ Abdul kalam) for raising awareness on domestic violence in the community and workshops she conducted for low-income women in partnership w NGO Udayan Care.
She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, is fluent in French and has lived and worked in several countries. She published an article with the director of the UNDP in Brazil, worked with the ministry of health in London UK and lived in rural Gujarat improving women’s access to healthcare with the Aga Khan Foundation.
An avid writer, Sonal uses her blog to write on wellness and highlight key issues facing women today within India.