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Featured Profile: Sonjia Young, CEO & Founder Young Eventions Group, Inc.
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Bio | Sonjia Young
Sonjia Young is president of Eventions, Inc. a minority and female owned full-service special events and communications agency founded in 1982. Under Mrs. Young’s leadership, Eventions has distinguished itself as one of the top events management and communications agencies in the Southeast.
Prior to entering college she toured with the Ebony Fashion Fair as a young model. She graduated from Southern University, in Baton Rouge, LA. where she earned a BA in Interior Design, BS in Vocational Education and a Masters’ degree in Counselor Education. Her counseling background gives impetus to her extensive community outreach as she gives frequent motivational speeches to young people and is an avid supporter of educational efforts for youth and young women interested in entrepreneurial leadership. Her advice to young people everywhere is “dedication, determination and accountability produces success.” Her work with the Maya Angelou Teen Center at the Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA is one of her passions. Sonjia is a tireless worker in the community for a plethora of causes.
She serves as the founder of a non-profit, Young Eventions Group Inc. which help women and families deal with issues that impact them daily and expose them to resources and information that will improve and transform their lives through workshops, conferences and special events. The Women 2 Women Inaugural Conference, Intergeneration Life Lessons & Legacies featured the phenomenal Dr. Maya Angelou (her sister friend for over 35 years and mentor), The first conference drew over 600 women with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Maya Angelou Teen Center at the Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA.
Sonjia has been married for 40 years to dentist and prominent businessman, Dr. Walter F. Young (Brother of Ambassador Andrew Young), and is the proud mother of four children, Walton, Tonya, Tammy and Nikki, and the grandmother of four grandchildren Danielle, Marshall, Jonathan and Trinity Valentine. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, golf, tai chi and helping young people succeed. Sonjia gives God all of the praise for her successes in life.