About Sharon

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[Photo credit: Piper Warlick Photography]

Sharon Reed is a blogger, author, advocate, speaker, entrepreneur, and innovative change-agent for good, with a passion for helping others find their authentic voice and realize their leadership potential.

Sharon serves as Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of the Global Girls ProjectTM, a not-for-profit storytelling platform that elevates the importance of character and core values in the global gender conversation. A former communications consultant and Global Community Champion for the United Nations (UN) Empower Women team, she served as co-architect of the award-winning social media campaign, #iamwoman, and later served as project lead and co-editor of the book, Voices of Change, released at UN Headquarters during the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Shriver Report, Women in Foreign Policy, and UN Women, among others. She has also won numerous awards for her service, advocacy and leadership work, including the ATHENA International® Women’s Leadership Award and Distinguished Rotarian Award, and was recently named one of Mecklenburg County’s 50 Most Influential Women in 2016.

In her spare time, Sharon enjoys writing and creating inspirational art and giftware under the brand, Heart by Design™. She lives in Davidson, NC, with her two children, Michael and Allison.