Sophie Poost

Sophie, a white disabled woman has short curly hair and glasses. She stands against a green wall smiling.

Sophie Poost

Disability EmpowHer Network

“Mentoring is an openness to learning and a dedication to connection. Whether intentional or accidental, mentoring is sharing in the search for answers, comradery, and experiences and finding more of ourselves along the way. Mentoring is having someone in your corner and being in theirs.”

Sophie (she/her) is a multiply-disabled queer advocate, activist, and community builder who loves to make spaces where disabled women, girls, and nonbinary people have the opportunity and support to embrace their leadership potential and follow their passions. Throughout her career and life she’s been committed to the Disability Community, specifically helping youth and disabled people find their voices. Sophie is the Director of Programs at Disability EmpowHer Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women with disabilities and creating a world where disabled girls and women recognize their value and believe in their ability to be leaders. In this work, she creates opportunities for disabled women and girls to find community, receive mentorship, and learn new skills. She has previously worked at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) coordinating the summer internship program and in systems advocacy at a center for independent living. Originally from Pennsylvania, Sophie has long been supported by incredible mentors and supportive communities and strives to pay it forward by helping other disabled women and nonbinary people see their full worth and reach their goals. Sophie (she/her) is a multiply-disabled queer advocate, activist, and community builder who loves to make spaces where disabled women, girls, and nonbinary people have the opportunity and support to embrace their leadership potential and follow their passions.

Throughout her career and life she’s been committed to the Disability Community, specifically helping youth and disabled people find their voices. Sophie is the Director of Programs at Disability EmpowHer Network, a national nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls and women with disabilities and creating a world where disabled girls and women recognize their value and believe in their ability to be leaders. In this work, she creates opportunities for disabled women and girls to find community, receive mentorship, and learn new skills. She has previously worked at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) coordinating the summer internship program and in systems advocacy at a center for independent living.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Sophie has long been supported by incredible mentors and supportive communities and strives to pay it forward by helping other disabled women and nonbinary people see their full worth and reach their goals.