Sophia Bush is an American actress, activist, entrepreneur, and global education access advocate. Over the course of her career, Sophia has captured film and television audiences alike with the diverse characters she portrays. Off screen, Sophia is also an early stage tech investor, who looks to bolster companies that create innovation and efficiency in people’s lives. She counts PenPal Schools, Uber, StyleSeat, Mark 43, and THINX among investments she calls “lifehacks.” Sophia has also co-founded “Detroit Blows” with her business partners and friends, Nia Batts and Katy Cockrel. “Detroit Blows” is an inclusive salon in Detroit that invests in the “reinvigoration of the city” by committing $1 from every service and 25 percent of retail to enterprises with female entrepreneurs.
Named one of the most charitable celebrities by CNN, Sophia devotes her free time to bettering girl’s education and the environment. She inspires millions as she uses her personal platform and social media influence to raise awareness and funds for great causes. Since taking to social media to share her passion for change, she has inspired young people to join her in raising nearly half a million dollars for charity, built three primary schools in Guatemala and Laos, and now serves as a global ambassador for Glamour’s The Girl Project. Her focus, with The Girl Project, is to break down the barriers the girls face to secondary school education. They are currently working in 96 countries around the world.
Sophia recently launched her podcast, Work in Progress, which features frank, funny, personal, professional, and sometimes even political conversations with people who inspire her about how they’ve gotten to where they are, and where they think they’re still going. These discussions stem from her aha moment of realizing you are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.