Sharon France

Up until 2014 Sharon would have described herself as a mother of two and small business owner with a passion for typography and publication design. That description has expanded significantly since her post-grad studies in sustainability at the University of the Sunshine Coast (2014–15).

Sharon continues to run her graphic and publication design business, Looking Glass Press, but now fills most other waking hours as a sustainability advocate. She works closely with the Stop Adani movement, using her skills to address design and communications needs. She has designed a wide variety of materials for other groups working in the climate change/sustainability space, including Farmers for Climate Action, the Australian Religious Response to Climate Change, Climate and Health Alliance, Green Music and The Next Economy—often on a pro bono basis.

2017 was a seminal year where Sharon developed her own NAIF loan cheque campaign (in response to impending federal government financial support for the Adani mine), was accepted as part of the Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia (WELA) 2017 cohort, and travelled to Canberra to lobby politicians about the Adani mine on behalf of the Australian Conservation Foundation.

A self-described ‘challenge tragic’ she has recently stepped up to the microphone at her local community radio station as a regular on-air presenter, and has started writing a column for a popular local guide.

WORKSHOP: Business Women Blooming

with Sam Green, Sharon France, Clair Deen, Natalie Simshauser, Michalie Fry

A New Dawn for Women is emerging right now!

Connect with the pick of the bunch, five diverse women who value business beyond dollars. We will be collectively building on our knowledge, nurturing networks, tackling the thorny issues and brainstorming how to grow connected communities.

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