Sharon Johnson is the CFO/Vice President of Finance and Administration at Gateway Technical College.
Tempo Racine treasurer Lynelle Saunders and Sharon had lunch at Racine Gem Blue Bear to get to know each other better.
Sharon grew up South Carolina where, she stressed, it is HOT. She and her husband moved to Wisconsin for his job. Shortly after arriving, she began working at Gateway, which she enjoys.
Sharon has four grown children and two grandchildren whom she gets to see daily. Sharon enjoys exploring and learning all about Wisconsin and the people who live here.
Why did you become a member of Tempo?
I was interested in professional development and increased community development. I was connected to Tempo by my boss, Bryan Albrecht.
What do you most appreciate about Tempo?
I appreciate the networking opportunities with other professional women. Tempo is really helping me to move out of my comfort zone and get to know women and businesses in the Racine community.
What is your favorite thing to do/place to visit?
My favorite thing to do is to explore different areas in the fall to view fall foliage. I also just generally enjoy exploring new areas and seeing beautiful, unique cultures and learning about their history.
What piece of advice could you share for a female leader?
Never allow anyone else to set limits on what you can achieve. Another person's opinion of what you can achieve can never stop you, only you can. So, follow your dreams and make a difference in your sphere of influence!