the norn awards judges Dr. Sonia Roopnarain

Dr. Sonia Roopnarain

Country Director & Founder
Power to Empower
South Africa

Dr. Sonia is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Psychological Assessment, and Psychology with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on psychology, psychometric testing and Counselling.

She is a fantastic human being that dedicates her life to empower women, girls, and their mental health. She knows well how difficult life can be in the poorest areas in the world, and how difficult are women’s lives where they are judged as “2nd class individuals”.

Sr. Sonia is also a Human Rights Activist, an Entrepreneur of 593 FD, and the author of “Learning to Soar Again”, a true story of her personal journey. It explores a path that is difficult but illuminates that despite the tragedies there is light. This is an emotionally riveting book – “it reminds us we stumble, we fall, we fail but we rise Again – we soar once more – Learn to soar above your fears, above your failures, and you will find greatness”.
the norn awards judges Dr. Sonia Roopnarain

Dr. Sonia Roopnarain

Country Director & Founder
Power to Empower
South Africa

Dr. Sonia is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Psychological Assessment, and Psychology with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused on psychology, psychometric testing and Counselling.

She is a fantastic human being that dedicates her life to empower women, girls, and their mental health. She knows well how difficult life can be in the poorest areas in the world, and how difficult are women’s lives where they are judged as “2nd class individuals”.

Sr. Sonia is also a Human Rights Activist, an Entrepreneur of 593 FD, and the author of “Learning to Soar Again”, a true story of her personal journey. It explores a path that is difficult but illuminates that despite the tragedies there is light. This is an emotionally riveting book – “it reminds us we stumble, we fall, we fail but we rise Again – we soar once more – Learn to soar above your fears, above your failures, and you will find greatness”.