Sophia Athas – 20-Something Founder and Creative Trendsetter
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We’re excited to introduce you to the youngest woman we’ve had on the show to date. But age isn’t the reason we’re happy for you to meet 27 year old Sophia Athas.
Sophia is the self-taught, entrepreneurial founder of a thriving new-age creative agency called Hatrik House.
Sophia’s business started out simply as a creative outlet and side hustle for when she was studying law at university. In the years that followed, Sophia realised she had the makings of a business as her work on social media attracted attention and turned her into a brand influencer in her own right.
Hatrik House has now grown to become a fully fledged agency focusing on social media and content with a talented team of women helping service a whole host of brands.
And full disclosure here, we were so impressed with Hatrik’s work when we saw one of their clients on Instagram, we hired her ourselves about two years ago!
In that time we’ve watched as Sophia’s business has grown and admired how she continues to navigate all the challenges that come with leading a fast growing business as a young woman.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Sophia’s experiences of being taken seriously (or not) as a female boss in her 20’s
- What she believes have been the most important factors in running her business
- How she thinks COVID will affect both digital and real-life experiences going forward
- And, her advice if you’re thinking of setting up a side hustle.
Without further ado, here’s our conversation with the composed and creative Sophia Athas.