In my new blog series, Women to Watch, I’ll be highlighting the strong women of I Know Somebody Houston. Each blog will feature women that inspire or motivate me, women I think you would benefit by watching, following and listening to.
To start off Women to Watch I selected Sharon Lee Zapata. I met Sharon via Facebook, after becoming Facebook friends she came to a few IKSH events. I knew instantly that Sharon was someone I needed to know. After meeting her for coffee we became friends and her membership in I Know Somebody Houston has been invaluable.
Through my connection with Sharon I have learned so much about the amazing, vibrant woman she is. Sharon is a fast talker and an even faster thinker and her energy is contagious. When she is addressing a crowd or even just speaking to you one on one you can see the fire and passion she holds inside her. When I’m with Sharon ideas flow from me to her and back again, growing taking on a life of their own. I love this kind of energy.
Along with her energy Sharon has incredible integrity. Everything that Sharon has told me she would do, she has done. This is vital in business relationships and friendships.
Sharon has a heart for helping those in need. After hearing about IKSH’s backpack project she approached us with an idea to make it grow and with her by our side we went from 50 backpacks to 100, doubling our donation from last year. As a go-getter she is unmatched. We have already started planning for next year’s fundraiser and we have a huge goal to double the donations. I have no doubt that we can achieve this goal with her collaboration.
Sharon knows the power of having an awesome support system, both in her inner and outer circles. Her husband Felipe and son Zak were an integral part of the backpack drop on August 6 this year. She also brought with her the strong network of support she has built through her businesses The Zapata Group and The Bitchy Business Briefs to up the backpack donations.
Sharon takes care of herself by eating right and running with her dog named Lulu.
Incredible self care, helping others, integrity and an energy to tap into, these qualities make Sharon Lee Zapata a Woman to Watch.
For more about Sharon follow her blog called the Bitchy Business Briefs. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/TheBitchyBusinessBriefs.
Watch this space for more Women to Watch.
Elizabeth Pudwill, President and Founder at I Know Somebody Houston.