5th Wave Radio

Pamelouie interview Sophia Andary about the start of the Women's March SF, and her lifelong work as an activist.

Show Notes

Sophia Andary is a first-generation Lebanese-American Commissioner, Activist, Organizer, and Analyst. Her experience living through the civil war in Lebanon during early childhood shaped her worldview and passion for bridging the divide among diverse perspectives. She graduated from the University of La Verne (CA) and University of Strasbourg (France) with a BS in International Business. 

Sophia is co-founder of Women’s March San Francisco and was unanimously voted to chair the organization following its inaugural launch in January 2017 and remained co-chair until January 2022 and has stayed on as an Advisor. Through leading by example, she has helped build one of the strongest and most diverse Women’s March chapters in the country, building alliances with and earning respect from various San Francisco and Bay Area communities through local partnerships, programming, events, and actions.

In 2019, Sophia was appointed by Mayor London Breed to the Commission on the Status of Women of the City and County of San Francisco. She is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of Alliance For Girl, Board of Advisors of GENup, and Board Member of Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club and the SF SWANA Democratic Club. 

She has received an Achievement Award from the San Francisco Women’s Political Committee, Certificate of Honor from the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, the Community Public Service Award from Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club, and a certificate of honor from Mayor London Breed in recognition of her (and Women’s March San Francisco) efforts to register women to vote and make San Francisco a more equitable place.  

Through her activism and organizing she is working toward ensuring equality and equity for women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community and all marginalized communities. She helps bring the voices of marginalized, queer, and women of color to the front and is seen as a mover and a shaker.

What is 5th Wave Radio?

A KXSF.fm radio show hosted by Pamela Busch. The show centers women and non-binary people who are forming alternative power structures and whose work is improving our lives. You'll also hear music from under appreciated female musicians from all musical genres.