Sophia Moshasha is on a mission to accelerate the adoption of immersive & emerging technologies. Behind the scenes, on camera, and on stage, Sophia is a driving force behind numerous initiatives designed to advance education and engagement with XR across all industry sectors.
As a producer of The Polys - WebXR Awards and host of its Virtual Red Carpet, Special Correspondent of the WebXR Summit Series and co-host of the VRARA podcast, Sophia has interviewed dozens of XR pioneers and innovators. As a fellow of MetaTr@versal, an initiative to advocate for cooperation among the stakeholders of the Metaverse on standards and interoperability, Sophia was the star of a 40 minute, 3-act play which was performed live on the Main Stage at Augmented World Expo 2022, which featured a cast of industry heavyweights. Sophia will host the WebXR Brand Summit on September 15.
Currently, Sophia holds a role on Meta’s Public Policy team leading metaverse strategies. Since 2017, she has been active in the immersive technology community serving as Vice President of the DC Chapter of the VR/AR Association’s Washington, D.C. Chapter, the co-founder of XR women, a global collective dedicated to the advancement of female representation in technology, and co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Ready Player Golf, the first annual Virtual Reality Charity Golf Outing, which has raised money for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) and XRSI (the XR Safety Initiative). She has served as Head of Partnerships for Brightline Interactive, XR Strategist for Virtual Reality Marketing, and in Executive Program support for AFWERX, the US Air Force’s Innovation Investment Program.
Sophia has been influencing global networks through many years of active engagement in the XR community. She has been featured on prominent media outlets such as Forbes, ABC, CGTN, American Dream TV series and more. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.