Meet The Mentors: SOPHIA CHANG


Meet the Mentors: SOPHIA CHANG 
Monday September 19th from 3- 5 pm ET 

The first Asian woman in hip hop, Sophia Chang is the music business matriarchitect who managed Ol’ Dirty Bastard (RIP), RZA, GZA, D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Q Tip, and A Tribe Called Quest and she worked with Paul Simon. She worked in marketing at Atlantic, A&R at Jive, A&R Admin at Universal, and served as General Manager of RZA’s Razor Sharp Records, Cinematic Music Group, and Joey Bada$$’ Pro Era Records. Additionally, Sophia is a screenwriter and author who is developing numerous TV properties, including a scripted series at FX, based on her Audible memoir “The Baddest Bitch In The Room.” Earlier this year, she was the subject of an episode of the Hulu series "Defining Moments." Sophia recently created Unlock Her Potential, a program that provides mentorship for women of color. 

Meet the Mentors is a series of pop up workshops offered at the Clive Davis Institute. Students have the opportunity to hear from industry professionals in a Q&A session, as well as sign up for small group mentorship meetings and one-on-one meetings with those industry professionals so that they can learn directly. Students get personalized feedback and advice on their work, professional portfolios, their career plans as they take next steps to pursue their dreams and goals. 

Any CDI student, faculty or staff may attend Meet the Mentors. RSVP below. This event counts toward CDI Event Requirement.

Students that would like to receive mentorship from Sophia Chang, or any other mentor this semester, must additionally fill out an application below. Mentorship slots are limited and first come first serve.