Sophie Konuwa has been the Director of Butte College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for over 22 years. Before her position as the director, she was a business consultant at the center providing consulting in business plans, financial management, access to capital, marketing, and international trade. Sophie developed, organized, implemented, and managed the international trade program for Butte College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for three years.
In a previous position as assistant and analyst for debt service and fiscal policy in West Africa, Sophie provided financial analytical services for monetary and fiscal policies at the Ministry of Finance in Monrovia, Liberia. She has worked at JCPenny Corporate Office in analytical and management positions, and has managed businesses in Butte & Glenn Counties.
Sophie also worked with analysts from international organizations including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the African Development Bank and analysts from foreign governments throughout the world. She holds a bachelor’s degree in banking and finance from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and a master’s degree in management from Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin.
Expertise: Access to Capital Business Management Business Planning Financial Management