Sonya Weaver-Johnson, MBA
Founder and Managing Partner
Sonya Weaver-Johnson, a former day trader, has been a partner since 1997 and is the club’s founder. She was inspired to start the club after learning women were significantly less likely to invest in the stock market than their male peers. Looking forward, she is most excited about the promise of blockchain technology and its transformational impact on financial markets.
Ms. Weaver-Johnson is a tech industry executive who believes that although artificial intelligence offers great benefit, it must be used responsibly to realize its full value. She earned a BA from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where she studied sociology and cognitive science (artificial intelligence). Additionally, she received an MBA from Pepperdine University, with a concentration in finance, and is a PROSCI-certified change management practitioner. She is a member of the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and the founding president of the California chapter of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM), an employee resource group. Further, she serves on the board of directors for various organizations, including Healing Through Sports Foundation and Ujamaa Financial.
Ms. Weaver-Johnson enjoys writing, golfing, skiing, snowboarding, camping, live jazz, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time. “To whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48)“ is one of her favorite quotes.