2021 Central Texas Women in Leadership Symposium
March 18, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CT)
Onward and Upward: The Era of the empowered woman
Sharon Brogdon is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for Vericast, where she leads the effort to create and drive a strategic approach that enables DEI to be infused into and have a positive impact on all aspects of the culture and business. Sharon brings nearly two decades of diversity, equity and inclusion experience to the company, including a focus on building strategic relationships with key external thought and opinion leaders, championing a diverse pipeline of technical talent, and driving programs focused on strengthening talent development, progression and retention. This experience has resulted in a track record of proven success at large Fortune 100 companies known for their pioneering DEI efforts including Intel Corporation and Microsoft, and most recently, RetailMeNot. During her tenure at Intel Corporation, Sharon held positions in strategic marketing, business analysis and account management. Upon joining Intel's Global Diversity & Inclusion team, she held roles in every area of the organization, culminating in a role leading a team accountable to infuse diversity and inclusion into leadership practices, training and corporate programs and services. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Purdue University, is an ASCENT Fellow with the Tuck School of Business, and a Cornell University Certified Diversity Professional and Advanced Practitioner. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where she achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal, with Bronze star. She is the mother of two adult children and currently resides in Austin, TX.
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