Sharon Wood

Membership Number: SAF03586

Contact Details

Web Address:Www.linktankconnect.com
Secondary Web Address:
Province:Western Cape
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Profession Details

Media:Internet - Website and Blogging, Newspapers, Public Relations, Social Media
Speciality:Business/Finance, Columnist, Financial, Science & Technology
Profession:Editor, Journalist, Writer, Copyeditor, Researcher

Experience

I am passionate about the power of communicating and its ability to inform, empower and guide the actions of others.

An innovative and strategic thinker, I have 13 years’ experience as a communications specialist and manager and 15 years as a financial journalist.

I have been Head of Communications at two of South Africa’s largest asset management companies. I conceptualised, set up and was publisher and editor of Richer Life, a monthly financial lifestyle magazine, produced and distributed in conjunction with Finance Week, a leading weekly financial publication.

During my journalism career, I wrote an average of one cover story a month as economics editor for Finance Week in the mid-nineties. A few years later I covered the banking sector for Financial Mail during a period of significant activity for the industry. I was privileged to write about companies like Cadiz, Peregrine and other small investment banks setting up in competition with the “big four” banks. I also wrote about a milestone industry event that attracted much attention: Nedbank attempting to buy out/merge with Standard Bank.

As a result of my interest in what it takes to be a true leader, I partnered with Business Report and Corporate Research Foundation in producing, writing and editing my brainchild, the annual South Africa’s Leading Managers publication.

Looking forward, I am excited about exploring the world of fintech and using behavioural finance insights to inform my communications approach.

In my own time, I am a mother of a 12-year old tween bee, Alyssa, a gorgeous golden retriever, Danny, and “cave cat” Fizz Pop, a rescued Burmese cat.

I am an extrovert who does need time to regroup and a lover of people, nature, water, shooting stars, music, dancing and reading.

Client feedback:

Sharon has been lovely to work with! She’s bright and full of interesting ideas. Her work is delivered in a timely way and was VERY thoroughly researched. I look forward to working with her more.

Business Intelligence Technologies – Jessica Otero

Thank you Sharon! It’s been such an excellent experience working with you!

Lee Mar – Canadian client

 Sharon was great to work with. She did her research, communicated her plans and worked with me to ensure it was exactly what I was looking for. Tremendous turn-around time too!

– Canadian client

Sharon has done an excellent job for us. She has met all deadlines and provided high quality articles. I would definitely recommend Sharon.

- Canadian Wealth Advisors Network

 

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