Speakers and Topics

Sonya Gavankar's Speaking Topics

  • Media Training that Matters
  • Dressing for Impact
  • Demystifying How to Land a Spot — and Star — When You Are in the News
  • Mentoring for Millennials

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Sonya Gavankar

Sonya Gavankar is an award winning television personality who can be seen hosting programs on ABC and CBS affiliates, PBS, BGTV, and MHz Networks. Her career has spanned diverse programs from international food shows to hard news. Ms Gavankar serves as the face of the Newseum by hosting live interview programs, appearing in video installations, video blogs and game shows. She brings a cohesive voice to the Newseum’s 250,000 square feet of exhibit and interactive programming.

She is also a regular contributor to All Things Fashion DC, Be Inkandescent and Red Tricycle magazines.

In her free time Ms. Gavankar goes behind the camera. Her photography has been shown in several Washington area galleries and she is a casting director for independent films.

Sonya is a social change leader on collaborative missions in the community. She served for 5 years as the President of the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation in Washington, D.C. During her tenure she doubled the participation of high school students from the district by offering training to hundreds of students annually. In 2012 Sonya was recognized by the Envest Foundation as one of 40 Under 40 for her professional and philanthropic works in Washington, DC. In 1997 she represented Washington, D.C. in the Miss America Pageant and for a decade produced the annual Miss D.C. Pageant.

She serves on the board of the HOBY, The Miss District of Columbia Organization, Ladies Americaand the Envest Foundation.

Ms. Gavankar holds a degree in broadcast journalism from The American University.

Events

Speaking Events

more Date: Jun 27, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Women Leading the Future Conference 2015 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Jun 09, 2015 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2015 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Jun 24, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Dressing for the Political Woman Organization: Women's Campaign School at Yale 2014 Location: New Haven, CT
more Date: Jun 14, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Mentoring Millennials Organization: Ladies America: Women Leading the Future Conference 2014 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Mar 18, 2014 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Work-Life Balance Conference Organization: A Baby Affair Trade Show 2014 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Aug 10, 2013 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Host, Keynote — A Touch of Asia Organization: A Touch of Asia 2013 Location: Dulles, VA
more Date: Mar 21, 2013 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Couples in the Arts Organization: AIGA Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Mar 20, 2013 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: The Future of Courts Organization: National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts 2013 Location: Washington, DC
more Date: Mar 17, 2013 Speaker: Sonya Gavankar Topic: Work-Life Balance Conference Organization: A Baby Affair Trade Show 2013 Location: Washington, DC