Sophia Stuart is a British writer & award-winning digital strategist, based in Los Angeles, with over 17 years experience in new product development for companies including 20th Century Fox, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,Condé Nast, Hearst, Hollywood Locations, Louise Galvin, Mind Over Media, Neven Vision (now part of Google), Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Voltari.
As a technology commentator for ELLE China, Esquire and PCMag, Sophia has written about artificial intelligence and robots at Caltech, DARPA, NASA, Trinity College Dublin, USC Polymorphic Robotics Laboratory and UCLA Biomechatronics as well as interviewing FBI advisors, VFX and espionage experts on major Hollywood movie releases.
In Jan 2015, Sophia gave a digital masterclass at The Screen Directors Guild of Ireland in Dublin and spoke at the digital salon at The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Recent press about her work includes: Cosmopolitan, Ireland’s The Journal newspaper and BBC Radio 4.
She writes across many formats: mobile animation (Mayfair Brooks from Pocket Gems), journalist/foreign correspondent (ELLE China, Esquire Mexico, Harper’s Bazaar Australia, O, The Oprah Magazine South Africa, Four Seasons magazine and International Cinematographers Guild Magazine), technology columnist for PCMAG, copywriter for digital/advertising agencies and media brands and Hollywood (online games and digital promotions for 20th Century Fox: The Devil Wears Prada and Take The Lead from New Line Cinema) and is a published author (How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World, Hay House 2014).
As a digital expert, she consults for corporations, speaks widely at conferences and serves as a judge for technology innovation events including: BritWeek 2015, Bookmarks South Africa, SheSays, Nokia World, FIPP, O’Reilly, Nasdaq, IAB, Mobile Advertising and the 4As. Voted one of the “Top 21 Social Media Superstars” by Min Online, she won a Webby Award for Cosmo Mobile USA, an MVA for Cosmo International Digital Strategy while at Hearst as head of mobile (USA) and then head of digital (International) and was also a Non-Executive Director for the UK Trade & Investment USA Council.
teamgloria, inc is now the S Corp which acts as a holding company for sophia’s consulting and writing work.
[this *used* to be the place where “gloria” wrote (while sophia remained anonymous) and became the basis for the book, “How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World“, which was published by Hay House in Feb 2014 and featured in many publications around the world including Red, Good Housekeeping, ELLE China and O, The Oprah Magazine]