Sharon Hadary is a nationally respected thought-leader & change agent for women's leadership & women's entrepreneurship. Founder & former executive director, Center for Women’s Business Research (CWBR), she harnessed the transformational impact of research -based knowledge, opening up greater access to capital, markets, expertise, & networks for women entrepreneurs. Sharon's articles & commentary on women's business leadership have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Enterprising Women Magazine, & MBE Magazine. Her book, co-authored with Laura Henderson, "How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know" is very highly regarded. Selected awards include: Top 100 MBE-Legacy of Leadership Award, Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO)Adrienne Hall Award for Breaking Down Barriers, Enterprising Women Legacy Award, Euro- American Women's Council's Leadership Award, Athens, Greece, Sharon is an advisory board member, Women Impacting Public Policy & Enterprising Woman Magazine.