Sharon Henry, 53, is a real estate broker who has been in Atlanta since 1999. She’s faced numerous obstacles as a minority female working her way through her industry, but she loves the person that has made her today. She knows what she wants, what she doesn’t want, and she’s armed with the confidence and experience to be okay with either.
What person has influenced your life most?
My sister Eulene who is a cancer survivor. The doctors told her that she had less than two months to live and more than 10 years later, she is still here with no cancer. Her sheer will to live, her courage, strength and tenacity to fight and not to give up on life gives me strength every single day.
What is your favorite way to give back to your community?
My team from my real estate brokerage helps to support a few non-profits in our community, and community outreach is my passion. We partner with the Jordan’s Light Foundation by giving away more than 300 bookbags filled with school supplies, with Eco Sneakers to collect gently used shoes to share with homeless communities, we contribute monetary donations and food items to Reflections of Trinity to stock their food pantry and for the past 15 years, I have prepared and distributed holiday care packages of blankets and socks to the residents of Tower Road in Marietta.
What do you love most about Atlanta and what are some of your favorite places?
I love the fact that Atlanta is a melting pot. I love the different mix of people, cultures, ethnicities and food. I love the areas from Midtown to Atlantic Station and back to Marietta Square.