As an entrepreneur and mom, it can be exhausting managing it all. There are times when you feel the whole world is on your shoulders; you need a little motivation to remind you that you’re enough, and you’re made to be great. Every mompreneur can relate to the feeling of thinking it’s impossible to do it all on your own. Despite those thoughts, it’s the strength of motherhood that allows you to keep going, turning what you thought was impossible, to possible.
ANJPR is honored to highlight mompreneur, Sharon Osano. Sharon is the Founder and Creative Director of The SO Agency, a full-service agency based in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. Sharon has experience in public relations, digital marketing, graphic design, fashion, media, branding, and communications with over six years in both public and private sectors.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Media with a concentration in Strategic Public Relations from Bowie State University and has a certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship from Cornell University.
While attending Bowie State University not only was Sharon the president of different organizations on campus, she also kept herself busy working on a variety of projects such as graphic design, hosting events, social media marketing and more. While working on these projects Sharon has been mentored and recognized on more than one occasion for her exceptional work which opened up doors like working with female hip-hop artist Cardi B.
The more opportunities that continued to open in Sharon's direction the more she was influenced to start her own business. The influence in addition to advice from her mentors and friends allowed Sharon to birth The SO Agency, which aspires to offer superior strategies to boost competitive edge by focusing on the specific needs and immediate demands of clients. The SO Agency is committed to providing innovative and practical solutions, staying committed to achieving each of its clients unique objectives, and maintaining an environment and culture of success.
When Sharon is not making good things happen for her business she spends her free time doing what any other entrepreneur does; work. When she finally gets a little time for herself she enjoys Peloton which now has Beyonce themed workouts, and spending quality time with her daughter and close family/friends. She inspires young entrepreneurs to…
1) Not think and just do - do whatever it is you want to do,
2) Don’t let anything or insecurities stop you from following your dreams,
3) Always be willing to practice and develop your craft,
4) Get a mentor, do lot’s of internships, join organizations
Most importantly... work hard.