DevMar Products was featured as one of nine most innovative companies in Essence magazine July/August 2019. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) selected Sharon as the 2019 WBE Star. She recently received the 100 Black Men/Women President’s Organization Women of Color Achievement Award and was honored with the Power Moves Award as Best Entrepreneur of the Year in 2018. Sharon was named one of the 100 Leading Women in 2018 by NashvilleBusiness.net. In 2018, Sharon received the MBE magazine’s WBEs Who Rocks Award. This award was created to provide special recognition for women business owners who exemplify passion, courage, and leadership in their pursuit of business success. In September 2017, DevMar was named the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South Tier 1 Supplier of the Year. In 2015, the Nashville Black
Chamber of Commerce named DevMar as Small Business of the Year. She is a graduate of the 2016 SBA Emerging Leaders Initiative for Entrepreneurs. DevMar was selected by WBEC South as the WBE Spotlight Company for the June 2014 monthly edition and a finalist in the 2014 Small Business Awards. In October 2013 Sharon was selected as a WBENC scholarship recipient and attended the Tuck Business School WBENC Executive program at IBM in Palisades, New York.
DevMar Products, LLC was selected as the 2012 recipient of the WIPP Business Leadership – “External Communications” award presented at the Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP.org) Annual Leadership Meeting in Washington, D.C. In 2011-2012, the company was named one of the NEXT 50 Companies to Watch by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center. In addition, the Nashville Post and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized DevMar as one of its “Green Heroes” during both the 2011 and 2012 award ceremonies. OfficeMax Office of Diversity and Inclusion featured DevMar during their customer profile in February 2013. Sharon was recognized as one of the Nashville Business Journal’s 2013 Women of Influence Award honorees. She was also featured in The People Issue section of the Nashville Scene for her contributions on sustainability for her line of specialty green products.
In 2012, Sharon launched DevMar Manufacturing, LLC to partner with larger manufacturers to formulate sustainable cleaning and sanitizing solutions to meet the sustainable goals of Fortune 100 and 500 companies. In 2016, DevMar Global Healthcare Solutions, LLC was formed and guided by Sharon’s ability to partner with Ni-Q, LLC to launch a commercially- sterile human donor milk for micro-preemie and premature infants in the NICU.
Sharon was selected to serve on the Enterprising Women magazine’s Advisory Council in 2018. She proudly serves on numerous boards such as the Second Harvest Food Bank and West End Home Foundation in Nashville, Ni-Q, LLC, Portland, Oregon, and the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South in New Orleans, a Regional Partner of WBENC. DevMar Products has been featured in numerous media outlets including WE South, WE USA, Diversity Professional, CleanLink, Beyond Exclamation, Enterprising Women, Her Story of Success podcast, MBE Magazine, Tennessee Tribune, Black EOE Journal, Nashville Post and Business Williamson.
Sharon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management with a focus on Green & Sustainable Enterprise Management from the University of Phoenix, graduating with honors. She also earned her Executive MBA from Tennessee State University, graduating with distinction and induction into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society in 2018. She and her husband DeMarco are proud parents of two adult sons, a granddaughter, and reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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