Sharon is a Lecturer in the School of Business, California State University at Monterey Bay and a development consultant with her firm, Global Philanthropic Enterprises (GPE3). As an entrepreneur, she is currently working on a global platform to engender connections amongst faith-based enterprise leaders, PhileoNet. Sharon’s expertise is in International Politics (M.A., Regent University, 2008) and Organizational Leadership (Regent University, M.A., 2010, Ph.D., 2016). Sharon’s research interests are in the nexus of government, business, and civil society to develop leadership for successful multi-sector collaborations. Her graduate research program included two summer semesters at Hertford College, Oxford University and prior study at Georgetown University in executive-level global business leadership and international finance.
Sharon’s professional experience includes over twenty years of development management and communications for high-profile international personalities, events, and specialized programs at the United Nations, the World Bank, NATO, the Organization of American States (OAS), Georgetown (Women in International Security) and Harvard University (Women Waging Peace), as well as, management of the development team at Physicians For Peace, an international humanitarian non-profit, as Director of International Development, the executive offices of the corporate foundation at Freddie Mac, a Fortune 100 corporation, as Chief of Staff, and Commonwealth Scholars, a federal Department of Education project under Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, as a public/private partnerships consultant. Sharon also served as Assistant to the former National Security Advisor, Anthony Lake and the former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Donald McHenry at Georgetown University and as assistant to the Senior VP of international energy development at PA Consulting Group, Washington, DC. Sharon continues to leverage her breadth of experience to engineer multi-sector collaborations with a strategic global security focus and is currently developing a paper to be presented on women and collaborative leadership in the national security field at the International Leadership Association’s inaugural conference on women’s leadership.
You can read more about Sharon at www.sharonhathawayforrest.com.