Somaye Dehban, Advisor Fundraising & Sponsorships

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Somaye Dehban, Spark Fundraising & Sponsorships

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Somaye Dehban, who is responsible for Spark's fundraising and sponsorships, brings valuable experience through her business Your Funding Network. She currently holds the position of Fundraising Officer at Fair Wear Foundation which works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa.

With a life motto of “Sharing is Power”, Somaye sees possibilities where others see problems. Her excellent interpersonal skills and ability to quickly interpret clients’ requirements, enables Somaye to develop effective connections among unlikely-allies and various stakeholders at all levels.

Somaye is the Director of TEDxUtrechtUniversity, 2018 edition, and writes frequently for various media outlets; in her latest interview with, Somaye shared her level of “Dutch-ness” with the readers.