Sandy Sophia Laborde
Sandy Laborde is a Haitian-American Talk Show Host, Television Producer, and Social Entrepreneur based in Central Florida. Laborde’s passion for the advancement of the Haitian community led her to leave corporate America where she invested 15 years in leadership roles to pursue a career in Media. After working with several television companies, she officially became an on-air television professional with the tv network Haiti HD, which launched in 2014 under the parent company Afrotainment Channels. Both of her shows: Yon Ti Moman ak Sandy (which provides intimate interview sessions with Public Figures) and An Nou Pale (a Talk Show with multiple women of Haitian descent) is currently airing on Canada Bell TV in over 4 million homes; in addition to the United States.
Sandy Laborde went on to expand her media portfolio by joining another Talk Show called Point of View on Afro TV of Comcast NBC Universal. In addition to Caribbean and Pan-African viewers, she now works to share her perspective and experiences with an audience that reaches over 40 million American households daily. A career in media has afforded Laborde the opportunity to travel to Haiti regularly, investing in initiatives that create social and economic impact. As a social entrepreneur, she has become an ambassador for Diaspora focused projects. After five years in media and managing multiple business ventures Sandy Laborde has partnered with local media production firms in Haiti to Launch Imaj TV that will air in the summer of 2019. As she continues her work in the United States she’s committed to invest in the future faces and content creators of Haiti; contributing to the global conversation involving the world of media.
In 2017, Laborde was named the Deeva To Watch by the city of Orlando’s Women on the Rise organization. She served as a Director on the Board for CMWP (a Health Center that provides non-Clinical services for those in need). Laborde also served as the former Chairwoman and President of the Haitian Chamber of Commerce Orlando and is currently a Board Member for Rebuild Globally (an organization that helps people out of poverty through education and job training in Haiti).