Sophie Edwards

Singer-songwriter, gender equality advocate

2024 ACT Young Australian of the Year Nominee

Canberra singer-songwriter Sophie Edwards is a powerful advocate for women and non-binary people.  

Sophie launched her ‘She's on the Bill’ project on International Women’s Day in 2021 to tackle sexism in the music industry.  

The project holds several events each month that empower women and non-binary people and provide them with practical working opportunities. This is helping address sexism experienced by artists and those working behind the scenes in the music industry – from photographers and technicians to event and stage managers.  

‘She’s on the Bill’ also raised funds for flood-affected Northern Rivers communities in 2022.  

Sophie is a member of the Minister for Art’s Creative Council and was a lead juror in the 2022 Australian Women in Music Awards. She also helped establish the Gugan Gulwan Music Program for young Indigenous people in the ACT. 

Sophie plays a wide range of music genres and has performed at major Australian festivals.