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  • Keep Clients Program
  • Business Transcription
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  • Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore Mentor.
  • Designed a computer skills training program for The Noah Group, a government-funded program.
  • Admin professionals conference, jobs fair, crafts & business festivals, & numerous seminars.
  • Coordinator, Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • Coordinator, Bar Owners & Night Life Ball
  • Trade Shows and Expo Management

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Sharon Williams, CEO, MVA, PREVA

Sharon WilliamsSharon Williams is the chief visionary officer of The 24 Hour Secretary™. She is a Master Virtual Assistant (MVA), Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant (PREVA), author and coach. She is the recipient of the inaugural, prestigious VA industry, Thomas Leonard International Virtual Assistant of Distinction Award.

Ms. Williams opened The 24 Hour Secretary™, an administrative, secretarial, marketing and internet-based support company in November, 1990. She is also the owner of Jené Media, LLC, a small business publishing company and vice president of

PowerMakers, Inc., an event planning, training, marketing and public relations firm. Click here to learn more about the company's history, Sharon's philosophy and her promise to clients.

Sharon's successes stem from possessing passion, communication, clarity, intellectual prowess and courage. She has successfully championed projects others wouldn't because she has an uncanny way of comprehending and implementing her clients' "vision" for success.

Prior to starting her businesses, Sharon's administrative positions ranged from clerk typist to executive secretary. She also served as a union shop steward and labor relations specialist, as well as vice-president of her union. Ms. Williams has the distinction of being the first female, first black president in the union's then 56-year history. Her last full-time employment was as a Program Compliance Officer, a hearing officer of claims against a local municipality.

The 24 Hour Secretary's™ clients have included internationally-renowned hospitals, medical clinics and private medical practices as well as solo-practitioners and mid-size law firms, school principals, accountants, entrepreneurs, architects, nonprofit and charitable organizations, colleges, associations, and small business owners such as coaches, writers, salespeople, speakers and realtors®, etc.



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  • Minority Business Assoc. of Maryland
  • Mentor, Red Deer College
  • Midatlantic VAs
  • Intl Association of Virtual
  • Office Assistants
  • Intl Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Certified Real Estate Virtual Assistant (CREVA) Advisory Panel
  • Womens Community
Online International Virtual Assistants Convention

Founder of the
Online International Virtual Assistants Convention

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Creator of International Virtual Assistants Day


Founder of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of Maryland

Alliance for Virtual Businesses - Online Professional Organization

Founder of the Alliance for Virtual Businesses™

Sharon is a founding member of the US Womens Chamber of Commerce

Founding member of the US Women's Chamber of Commerce

Virtual Business U Co-Founder Virtual Business University

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Sharon possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, specializing in Labor Relations, from Antioch University. She has conducted seminars on topics ranging from resume writing and creating business plans to business marketing and employee motivation.

Sharon is a keynote speaker and guest panelist at college, technology and VA-industry conferences, and a guest for interviews, teleseminars and webinars. She also coaches entrepreneurs on the topics of marketing and public relations.

Ms. Williams authored the Report on Racism in State Government for the Maryland Legislative Black Caucus, which resulted in the creation of a state-funded position to investigate and recommend personnel policy actions.

To schedule Sharon as a speaker for your next event or to conduct a workshop or seminar you may call her at 443.802.5968 or contact her by email.

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