Sophia Ingram

Dreamer, Native New Yorker, Loyal Member of the Beyhive

A proud feminist and creative thinker, Sophia brings her passion for social change and endless curiosity to BBMG. Prior to joining the BBMG team, Sophia worked as an Analyst at sustainability consultancy, Context America, where she helped clients like PepsiCo and The Estée Lauder Companies understand sustainability and champion creative communications.

She credits her big “aha moment” to her experience at Eileen Fisher in college, where she interned with the Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute, a girl’s empowerment program, and Green Eileen, the company’s recycled clothing initiative. Sophia is a graduate of Goucher College, where she earned a BA degree in both Sociology and Women and Gender Studies.

Why strategy?
Well, the answer is twofold. From a personal perspective, I am endlessly curious. I love asking big questions and working through the answers with others who are equally wide-eyed. Professionally, it’s exciting to apply that sense of wonder to the challenges our clients face. Being a strategist means asking the hard questions that inspire meaningful discussion. Doing this in partnership with companies who truly want to make long lasting change is thrilling.

If you could invite 5 people (from the past or present) to a dinner party, who would it be?
Easy. Audre Lorde, Bob Dylan, Gloria Steinem, Beyoncé and my grandma Yetta – and we would eat soup dumplings. It would be weird but brilliant.

Do you have any quirky hobbies or interests that have impacted your life or way of thinking?
I’m not sure this qualifies as a quirky hobby, but there’s nothing I love more than spending my Saturdays roaming NYC with no agenda. This typically includes waking up, packing a bag (water + snacks are key) and shipping out for a few solid hours of solo exploration. Usually I’ll have an idea of one or two places I want to get to at some point during the day – like a gallery or park – but I try pretty hard to stick to having no plan. I find that I’m so much more observant and reflective when I successfully reject the urge to plan every minute of the day; my experience becomes far more about the journey than a series of destinations. It’s amazing what you see in this city when you’re not hyper-focused on getting from A to B. I’ve met some of the most interesting people and found the most exciting inspiration this way.

One thing about me people probably wouldn’t guess is:
I’m obsessed with vibrant colors and patterns. This typically shocks people since I mostly wear all black, all the time.

What’s something you couldn’t live without?
My family – they’re the best!