"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead
Service & Leadership
Interviewed for (#WIFP) Women in Foreign Policy, a UK-based project intended to inspire girls and young women to seek a job in foreign policy. Click here for the full interview.
Co-editor, What's Your Green Goldfish, Beyond Dollars: 15 Ways to Drive Employee Engagement & Reinforce Culture, by Stan Phelps. This is the second in a trilogy of books focused on created differentiated value via superior customer service, corporate culture and employee engagement.
- Key Note Speaker, University of North Carolina's 10th Anniversary Celebration, International Women's Day (March 2015)
- Co-Presenter on UN Women's EmpowerWomen.org Platform, UN Women's U.S. National Committee Annual Board Meeting (January 2015)
- Panel Moderator, Lean In, Lean Out or Fall Over, University of North Carolina (Charlotte) 2014 Women’s Summit (April 2014)
- Guest Participant on Work Life Balance, Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, WFAE FM 90.1
- Queens Univ. Workplace Flexibility Forum - Speaker, Moderator & Steering Committee Member (2012; 2013) Presentation: Beyond the Caregiver Crisis: Flexing Our Perspective on Workforce Development (November 2012)
- Co-led/facilitated break-out session at World View’s Annual Symposium with Glenn Phillips, Director, Talent Planning & Engagement, Lowe’s Corporation. Presentation: Beyond Tolerance: Understanding Diversity in the 21st Century Workplace.
- Nominee, United Nations Volunteer Award, 2015
- Distinguished Rotarian Award, Rotary Club of Davidson, 2011
"Sharon is one of the more passionate and driven people that I know. She is very centered in that she knows what she wants and she is willing to do just about anything that is ethical and moral to achieve that goal...She is committed to Rotary’s motto of ‘Service Above Self’ with a particular love for internationalism that is second to none from what I have witnessed. She seems to always have an international slant on whatever our Rotary club is focused on and brings a taste of international experience that this club so desperately needs. I have also watched Sharon face decisions where sometimes the easier answer would have been the quickest solution, but not necessarily the "right" solution to an issue. She is unwilling to take the easy way simply for a fast solution. She is passionate about getting it right with a very high ethical standard.
While the Davidson Rotary club is a fairly new club and Sharon is a new Rotarian, she has excelled during her short time to win this club's very first Distinguished Rotarian Award. We had the honor of bestowing this award upon her while she attended the District Conference in May, 2011 in Myrtle Beach.
The Rotary Club of Davidson, and District 7680 is very fortunate to have her as a charitable volunteer and we value what she does for our organization." (Chris Jones, Rotary District Governor 2012-2013, District 7680)