2013 “AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Media"
Huffington Post “Top 25 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter”
Sharon is the CEO of Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women, based in San Francisco. Sharon brings her passion for the power of education her drive to #changetheratio in tech to Hackbright. Sharon continues to serves on the boards of Actiance, Applause and Everyday Health for Scale Venture Partners.
Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2001, Sharon was Vice President, Marketing for Critical Path and Amplitude Software. She spent most of the 1990’s at Adobe Systems, starting as Product Manager for Asian Products and later led marketing for many of Adobe’s applications, and spearheaded numerous cross-product initiatives. Before her technology line experience, Sharon practiced strategy consulting at Bain & Company for nearly five years.
The mother of two college-aged daughters, Sharon is also a competitive rower and enjoys the team aspects. She also serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Myelin Repair Foundation and has served on Microsoft’s Venture Advisory Committee. Sharon is a frequent public speaker and a multi-year “AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Media Winner” and she was also recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 25 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter”. Sharon holds an A.M. and an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.