Sophie Healy-Thow

Sophie Healy-Thow

Youth Leader
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Term date: since 2019


Sophie is a young Irish woman who is passionate about creating awareness about food security, particularly amongst young people.

Sophie is the Global Youth Campaigns Coordinator for the GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition). She co-founded Act4Food Act4Change, a global youth led campaign which aims to transform food systems. This campaign has been mentioned on Forbes magazine and is being implemented globally.

Sophie serves on the Board of the leading international charity ActionAid UK and the Emergency Nutrition Network she was the co-chair of the UN Food Systems Summit Youth Liaison group.

Sophie is one of the 10 women leaders featured in the Disney book ‘Choose to Matter’ by ESPN presenter Julie Foudy which encourages young women to find the leader within and was recognised by TIME magazine as one of the most influential teens. More recently she was named by Food Tank as a Young Person Inspiring Change Across the Food System and spoke at the Nobel Peace Prize and the launch of the EAT Lancet 2.0 at Stockholm +50.

She is an excellent and inspiring communicator with strong leadership skills and a self-motivator with a drive and ambition to succeed.