Sophia Nelson Biography

Sophia A. Nelson, Esq. is an award-winning corporate trainer, global women’s conference speaker, and award-winning author of three nonfiction books: Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama (2011), The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life (2014), and E Pluribus One: Reclaiming Our Founders’ Vision for a United America (2017). In addition, Sophia won the 2011 Best-Non Fiction AA Literary Book Award prize for her debut book “Black Woman Redefined”. And just a year later, she won the prestigious Bernardine Stoneham Smith Bailey Journalism award for her groundbreaking feature Essence magazine article in 2013 on the lives of mega-church Pastor’s wives.

Sophia is presently a CNN legal analyst and political commentator. She was formerly with MSNBC and NBC News as a contributor. Sophia has appeared on every major network, media platform, and cable news platform in the world. From Canada’s “The Leon Show” to Australia’s “ABC News Australia.” Sophia’s work and advice are routinely endorsed and shared by top writers, journalists, celebrities and business leaders. In 2018, Sophia was named by UK’s The Guardian Magazine, as one of the most influential women leaders in the world. Sophia counts her service as JET Magazine’s first White House Correspondent covering the historic Obama administration from 2010-2012, as her most cherished professional achievement.

In addition to her accomplishments, Nelson is a highly sought-after motivational speaker with two of the nation’s largest speaker bureaus. She also serves as a corporate coach to the senior leadership of Fortune 100 companies, nonprofits, and major universities. Sophia is invited annually to address women leaders and speak at women’s conferences at companies like: Microsoft, Walgreens, Comcast, JCPenney, Land O’ Lakes, General Mills, NBC Universal, Kimberly Clark, and many more. A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Sophia is a corporate diversity champion award winner (2012), and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author in letters (2011). Nelson’s second book, “The Woman Code” is a global bestseller, and was named in 2016 as one of the top 40 inspirational books for women of all time by Woman’s Day magazine.

Sophia is a true crossover writer in both her career as a journalist and as an author. She is an opinion writer for USATODAY. The Washington Post. And The Daily Beast. She regularly nurtures and grows her strong female base of supporters across racial, religious, and socio-economic lines with events, live streaming, social media posts and on her popular new Apple podcast “ePluribus One”.

Beyond her work as an author and journalist, Sophia is taking her award winning work to Hollywood. In partnership with Releve Productions and CAA, her books and articles are being developed into cutting-edge content for scripted television, historical documentaries, and the big screen. An attorney by profession, Sophia often refers to herself as a “recovering lawyer”. She was admitted to the Bars of New Jersey and Washington, D.C., in 1995 and to the United States Supreme Court in 2005. She worked as a senior counsel at the prestigious national law firm of Holland & Knight LLP from 2004-2008, and before that as a senior lobbyist and public affairs advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. And before that as a Congressional Committee Counsel to the powerful House Government Reform and Oversight Committee during the Impeachment Inquiry of President William Jefferson Clinton.

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Sophia Nelson Videos

Sophia A Nelson GSWG 2019 Keynote
Sizzle Reel IWD 2018: Be Bold Seattle
Sophia Nelson Speaks at Women of Walgreens

How to book Sophia Nelson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sophia Nelson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sophia Nelson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sophia Nelson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sophia Nelson?

Booking fees for Sophia Nelson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sophia Nelson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sophia Nelson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sophia Nelson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sophia Nelson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sophia Nelson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sophia Nelson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sophia Nelson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Human Resources, Black Heritage and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sophia Nelson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Sophia Nelson generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Angela Rye and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sophia Nelson for an upcoming event.

Sophia Nelson Videos

Sophia A Nelson GSWG 2019 Keynote
Sizzle Reel IWD 2018: Be Bold Seattle
Sophia Nelson Speaks at Women of Walgreens

How to book Sophia Nelson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sophia Nelson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sophia Nelson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sophia Nelson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Sophia Nelson?

Booking fees for Sophia Nelson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sophia Nelson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Sophia Nelson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sophia Nelson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sophia Nelson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sophia Nelson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sophia Nelson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Sophia Nelson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Human Resources, Black Heritage and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Sophia Nelson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Sophia Nelson generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Brazile, Angela Rye and Juan Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sophia Nelson for an upcoming event.

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