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Sharon Wienbar, Partner Scale VP. Sharon is the CEO of Hackbright Academy, the engineering school for women, based in San Francisco. Sharon brings her passion for the power of education and her drive to #changetheratio in tech to Hackbright. Sharon serves on the boards of Actiance, Applause, Colfax Corp. (NYSE: CFX) and Kaleido Health Solutions. Previously, Sharon was a Venture Capitalist at ScaleVP, where she led investments in software, internet and mobile companies. Prior to joining ScaleVP in 2001, Sharon was Vice President, Marketing for Critical Path and Amplitude Software. She spent most of the 1990’s at Adobe Systems, starting as Product Manager for Asian Products and later led marketing for many of Adobe’s applications, and spearheaded numerous cross-product initiatives. Before her technology line experience, Sharon practiced strategy consulting at Bain & Company for nearly five years. Married and the mother of two university-aged daughters, Sharon is also a competitive rower and enjoys the team aspects and the competitive thrills of the sport. Sharon has served on Microsoft’s Venture Advisory Committee, is a frequent public speaker, has authored and taught several case studies at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a multi-year “AlwaysOn Power Players in Digital Media Winner,” was recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the “Top 25 Women in Tech to Follow on Twitter” and as one of “40 Over 40” women to watch. Sharon holds an S.M. and an A.B. in Engineering from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.