Sharon Miller is the Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center.
She has served in this position since 1999.
During Sharon's tenure, Renaissance
has grown from one center in San Francisco into a regional organization, serving over 2,000 English- and Spanish-speaking entrepreneurial women and men each year, with five centers throughout the Bay Area
: South of Market and Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco; East Palo Alto in the Peninsula; San Rafael in Marin and Richmond in Contra Costa County.
also became the US SBA San Francisco Women's Business Center
and the Marin County Small Business Development Center
In 2014, Renaissance
further expanded our programs for women, as they assumed the programs and services of Women's Initiative, a 25 year old women's entrepreneurship training program.
In addition to her 25+ years of experience in the non-profit sector, Sharon co-owned and co-founded an international travel wholesaler in New York City.
Sharon is a board member of the Association of Women's Business Centers, a member of the JP Morgan Chase Community Advisory Board and a member of the San Francisco Small Business Week Committee.
She is the past Chair of CAMEO (California Association of Micro-Enterprise Organizations), and a founder, former co-chair and current Governance Committee member of the San Francisco Economic Development Alliance (SFEDA).
received the 2015 National Association of Women Business
Owners (NAWBO), Bay Area Chapter
, Women's Advocate of the Year Award, the 2013 World of Difference Award from the International Alliance for Women
, and the 2013 Jovance Influential Woman Award.
also received the 2011 US Small Business Administration Women's Business Champion of the Year Award, a 2010 National Women's History MonthHistory Makers Powerful Women of the Bay Award, and the 2009 National Association of Women Business
Owners (NAWBO), San Francisco Chapter
, Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.