Born to Taiwanese and Ethiopian parents, with life chapters spanning the US and Asia, Solonia considers herself a citizen of the world. Fluent in Mandarin and Taiwanese, she transcends cultural barriers to overcome traditional notions of identity and belonging by building connection, mutuality, and community. Her life work endeavors to instill the belief that today’s global community offers endless possibilities for those who dare to take the road less travelled – in pursuit of purpose, meaning and self-actualization.
Through her advisory SolWorks (2012), she helps purpose-driven organisations to design, develop and amplify their initiatives. She previously worked with The Hub Singapore (2013) to launch the DBS-Hub Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamps in Singapore,Cambodia and Malaysia. Solonia founded The Hawker Sessions (2012) and launched the Singapore chapters of global initiatives The Worldwide Feast (2011) and Jane’s Walk (2012) and is now the co-founder of The Change School (2013).