By Women, For Women

Our story

“We have known each other for many years through our respective roles. Tanya founded the Ladies Investment Club and Her Capital and Christine works with AngelVest and Co-Founded Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ . We were often working with Nicole who founded her business Next Chapter Ventures.

Together we found we had a common passion and single minded goal of getting more women in control of their personal finances and ready to start investing.

It was a natural synergy to come together to build Sophia to Learn. Invest. Change the world.”

Christine, Nicole & Tanya

Sophia Co-founders 

Our team

Christine Yu


Investor, Venture builder, Startup Advisor. Passionate about investing, the gender lens space, and the power of transformational education.

Nicole Denholder


Venture builder, Advisor, Investor

Tanya Rolfe


Investor, Advisor, Speaker

Dr. Suellen Lee, Phd

Head of Wellness

Senior Clinical Psychologist

The numbers don’t lie

“We need more women making investment decisions. Diversity drives innovation, and we can empower a generation of female investors to do just that." Christine Yu, Co-founder

We're on a mission to change that

Sophia was built to capture the increasing capital of women and provide the much needed education for women to achieve their financial goals.

  • Accessible investment training for women

  • Demystifying the world of investing

  • Pathways to wealth creation

  • Creating a gender inclusive and diverse investing ecosystem

“There is a global wealth gap that exists between men and women. Sophia knows how to close this and is taking bold and meaningful action to address it.” Tanya Rolfe, Co-founder

“We believe financial education will drive more investment dollars into women-led startups resulting in a positive impact on the world.” Nicole Denholder, Co-founder

Podcast with Sophia Founders

Hear from Christine, Nicole and Tanya on their respective journeys that has led to them starting Sophia.

Our Net-Zero Commitment

As a startup, we're committed to our net-zero commitments

At Sophia our vision is to create an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable society through our financial education platform for women. This vision is reflected throughout our business practices. We are committed to operating in a way that protects our planet as well as and safeguards our people. We realise that environmental impact, health and safety, and security of our employees and clients are of utmost importance to the sustainability of our business.
As a remote-first team, we are focused on maintaining our minimal carbon footprint as an organisation. As we grow, we are committed to ensuring that our net-zero commitments are maintained. We are committed to achieving carbon net-zero by 2024 and becoming carbon negative by 2025.