Woman of the Week: Hope M. Sharett

Chasity  -  Oct 24, 2011  -  4 Comments

Hope M. Sharett, Esq.

My Current Job/Company:
Executive Director of the Law and Leadership Institute, LLC

My Birthdate:

My Work:
I direct a statewide nonprofit that encourages and prepares high school students for careers in law.

My Passion:
Living life to the fullest and helping others to do the same

My Family:
Anthony (Husband), Ava (5)

My Hero:

Harriet Tubman, at just 30 years old she risked her life to secure freedom for others and eventually led at least 19 trips along the Underground Railroad to rescue over 100 people from slavery. I find her bravery, passion for justice and love for others inspiring.

My Escape:
Sewing. I love to craft!

My Pet Peeve:
Traffic jams when it “suddenly” rains or snows.

My Indulgence:
Sleeping in on the weekend.

My Roots:
Midwestern middle class where there’s great pride in earning a living wage.

My Future:
Enjoying the journey

My Love:
My family and my faith.

My Movie:
Dumb and Dumber. It delivers the funny!

My Quote on Life:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”  (Margaret Mead)

My Accessory:
Vintage silver watch

My Advice to Young Women:
Determine the plan you want for your life, allow for changes, but be true to your personal “blueprint”. Otherwise, you will find yourself unwittingly following someone else’s plans for your life.

How I Balance it All:
Prioritize. There are enough hours in the day to complete the things that should get done if you are intentional about deciding what MUST get done. I try not to be too hard on myself when my priorities get out of order. Instead, I search for the lesson in the mistake and give it another try.

4 responses to “Woman of the Week: Hope M. Sharett”

  1. Autumn R. Williams says:

    I love her advice and thoughts on balance!

  2. Tei Street says:

    Great advice on balance! Hope & Anthony are one of the young couples that I watch from a distance and am in awe!

    Hope’s grounded nature, coupled with her intellect, commitment to what matters, family focus & faith are among the many reasons I think she is such a phenomenal woman!

    Executive Elements- Thank you for continually highlighting “amazing” women in our community!

  3. Reina Sims says:

    I have had the honor of knowing Hope for about 7 or 8 years now. First, through a love of reading in our church book club, then through community service together at United Way and now through work.

    I have always admired Hope for her drive, dedication to a cause and for always being true to herself.

    Now that we work together, my admiration for her has grown as I can see her passion for the law and education, her incredible business acumen and her ability to balance motherhood, work and service.

    Kudos on a much deserved recognition as “Woman of the Week!”

  4. Megan Kilgore says:

    Hope is one of my favorites. I had no idea she was one with the sewing machine, though. A woman of many talents.

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