Women Who Lead Anthology


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Dr. Sharon H. Porter

Dr. Sharon H. Porter

Creator and Contributing Author

About the Creator

Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon), Educator, Author, Entrepreneur, and Speaker resides in the Washington, DC area. She is the  CEO and Owner of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching, Consulting, and Book Publishing Firm, Founder of the G.R.I.N.D. Entrepreneur Network, host of The I Am Dr. Sharon™  Show, and the  Write the Book Now! Interview and Podcast Show.  

Sharon is the author of "The Power of Networking: How to Achieve Success With Business Networking", “Next In Line to Lead Book: The Voice of the Assistant Principal”, “Class of 2017 What’s Next?” and Women Who Lead: Extraordinary Women With Extraordinary Results.  She is a contributing author for “The MLM Book: The Business of the 21st Century”; “Women On A Mission: Sisterhood of Stories; ” 3 P’s of Success: Purpose, Passion, Profit”;  “Renegotiating Greatness: 21 Lessons From Bold Entrepreneurs Who Have Built Successful Brands”; Behind the Scenes of a Phenomenal Woman and “Black Woman By Birth, Champion By Choice”.

Sharon has served as an educator for over 25 years. She currently serves as a Leadership Development Coach for novice principals and assistant principals in a large urban school district in the Washington DC area.  She is a former elementary and middle school principal.

Sharon earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education at Winston-Salem State University, a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum & Instruction at National-Louis University, Administration & Supervision Post Graduate Certification at the Johns Hopkins University, and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree at Walden University, and a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D.) in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Howard University.

Sharon holds a National Association of Elementary School Principal (NAESP) Principal Mentor Certification,  is a Certified-Gallup Strengths Coach, and an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

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Karen Maria Alston

Karen Maria Alston

Foreward Author

An entrepreneur, female founder, marketer, brand expert, women’s leadership advocate and authenticity guru, Karen Maria Alston is a proven expert. She is affectionately known as The Advertising Diva or for her hashtag #beingkarenalston. In 2002, Karen stepped out on faith, left her job at America Online to follow her passion and create Alston Marketing Group now d/b/a, AM+G Marketing Communications. (www.alstonmarketing.com)

 In 2015, Karen added to her entrepreneurial endeavors and founded the innovative women’s empowerment and professional educational leadership development platform,
The Spectrum Circle.(www.thespectrumcircle.com)


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