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Sharon Ryan

Founder and CEO, Luneer Collective

Sharon Ryan

Sharon is founder and CEO of Luneer Collective, a female-owned social enterprise that helps women step into their full potential as protectors for the planet through the power of peer coaching, professional development programs and an online community platform. Previously, she worked for over 10 years in biodiversity conservation and science education in Central and South America at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and the Charles Darwin Research Station in the Galapagos Islands, where she led strategy, development and award-winning communications and educational programs. Sharon led public programs and marketing for the inaugural Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit in 2017, and in 2015, received the Smithsonian Institution’s Education Award for outstanding achievements in educational leadership. In 2005 and 2014, Sharon was part of teams awarded the prestigious BBVA Biodiversity Award for Conservation in Latin America. For the last two years, she has served as program chair (2020) and member of the sponsorship committee (2019) for the University of Florida’s successful Inspiring Women Leaders Conference. Sharon earned a Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University, Master of Environmental Education and Communication from Royal Roads University, and a certificate in Technology of Participation facilitations methods from ICA Associates.

Summit Sessions

Parity for the Planet: Women Changemakers in Conservation

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