7th September 2019
What is SonaTalks?
SonaTalks is a global community that brings together leading thinkers and doers in all areas relating to refugees to share ideas in a range of disciplines including; technology, entertainment, design, science, humanities, business and development.
In the spirit of ‘sharing ideas’, SonaTalks is launching its inaugural event entitled 'Celebrating Potential in Refugee Communities'. SonaTalks is an initiative of the founders of Sona Circle.
Founded in 2017, Sona Circle is the world’s first networking and recruitment platform that connects refugees with their immediate surroundings, local opportunities and each other.
Formed as a response to the global refugee crisis, Sona Circle addresses the issues of education, labour force participation and social integration. By supporting the engagement of minority groups and restoring access to economic opportunities, we aim to reach millions of people seeking to improve their income and economic equality.
Here are the 2019 Speakers. If you’d like to be one of the speakers for the 2019 event, please click the button below to apply.
Health and Wellbeing Manager
Everton Football Club
Rushanara Ali MP
MP for Bethnal Green and Bow
Writer, Childhood refugee
Refugee Career Advisor,
Refugee, CEO AMB-G2HF
Refugee, Miss Yorkshire 2018/19
Medical Student, Radio Presenter
Acting CEO, The Money Charity
The Bike Project
Founder, Right2workuk LTD
Product Marketing Manager, Monese
Refugee, Founder & CEO Wizme.com
Volunteer Coordinator, Derby Refugee Advice Centre
Filmmaker and Associate Lecturer
Project Manager, Derby Refugee Advice Centre
Writer and Psychologist
Florist, Bread and Roses
Sanctuary Scholarship Advisor,
Co-Founder of The Kvell Project
Founder and Director of HostNation
Refugee and Founder, Haven Coffee
SonaTalks 2019 Host
Our SonaTalks 2019 team lineup
Design & Marketing
Thank you to all our partners for your continued support. If you’d like to partner with us for the 2019 event, please click the button below to apply.
We have a limited number of tickets available for each session. Click the link below to purchase tickets.
Kindred is a members’ club based in Hammersmith with a heart for community and connection. Kindred recognise that community means different things to different people. It is a physical space where community is prioritised in a way that allows people to be their authentic selves; where human connection is prioritised and where the simple act of sharing ideas, food and stories can build stronger and more resilient communities.