She studied at the University of Ghent, and worked until her retirement as a Senior Schools Inspector in Moral Education. She became active in the Humanist movement through her work as a teacher of "non-confessional ethics", and was editor of MORES, a humanist magazine for teachers. She is President of the federation of Flemish Humanist organisations in Belgium (Unie Vrijzinnige Vereningingen). She was elected President of the IHEU in April 2006, becoming the organisation's first woman President.
- IHEU: Sonja Eggerickx and Larry Jones Elected, 1 November 2002. Retrieved 2 November 2013
- IHEU, General Assembly 2006, 2 June 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2013
- International Humanist and Ethical Union: About IHEU Leaders. Retrieved 2 November 2013
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