Sonya Gavankar is a communicator who uses dynamic story-telling techniques as a spokesperson, television and podcast host, filmmaker and social multi-media content creator. Her work with the Newseum brought a cohesive voice to the its 250,000 square feet of exhibit and interactive programming. As the Director of Public Relations she took the story and mission of the brand outside of the brick and mortar location. She can be seen hosting programs and giving commentary on everything from hard news to cooking shows on ABC and CBS affiliates, PBS, QVC and even the Puppy Bowl!
For close to two decades she has trained millennials for job interviews using a unique connection between personal brand building and social graces. The launch of the HerExchange podcast brings a new perspective to insightful conversations and professional development tools with a cross platform approach of the written word, podcasts and live workshops.
Philanthropy is an important part of her life. She has served on several national boards that focus on education and social change, like the Hugh O’Brian Foundation, The Miss America Organization and Ladies America.