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Commissioner Barbara Sharief Receives Award of Recognition for Public Service to Broward County

(Hallandale, Florida) April 20, 2018

Commissioner Barbara Sharief recently announced her Award of Recognition for public service to Broward County, an honor bestowed by Mt. Moriah Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Hallandale, Florida. In her announcement, the Broward County Commissioner and former Broward County Mayor thanked Pastor John Honore and his congregation. The award was announced on Ms. Sharief’s Facebook page.

Barbara Sharief is a celebrated and highly-decorated political figure within South Florida. During her two-term tenure as Broward County’s Mayor Ms. Sharief was lauded by political pundits and the press alike for her leadership during Hurricane Irma and her advocacy of small businesses in and around the Fort Lauderdale area. 

Broward County is one of the largest and most diverse counties in the state of Florida. It is also home to some of the most successful start-up companies and entrepreneurs in the nation. With its cultural and industrial diversity, its unique blend of being a vacation destination to hundreds of thousands of people every year along with being hailed as a top business-friendly destination in America, Broward County has become a hotbed for dynamic growth for companies small and large alike.

Ms. Sharief’s reputation as a public servant stems in large part from her humble origins and her skills as both an entrepreneur in her own right as well as her political acumen providing steady stewardship of Broward County’s many constituents.

For more information on Barbara Sharief visit barbarasharief.com.

For more information on Broward County visit broward.org.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief Launches Pinterest Page

(Fort Lauderdale) November 1, 2017

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief is pleased to announce the launch of her Pinterest page. The popular social media platform is yet another mode of communication for the technologically-savvy Sharief. The official Barbara Sharief Pinterest page includes a variety of boards (groupings of photos and graphics) related to Broward County.

They include Broward Arhcitectural Gems, area restaurants and other topics related to the area and the Mayor’s constituency. Perhaps the most intriguing board on the Pinterest page is “Broward Means Business” a series of photos related to local businesses involved in the recent initiative spurred on by Broward County that highlighted entrepreneurs and local stores. Ms. Sharief is not only active on Pinterest but is also present on a regular basis on Twitter and Facebook. By posting photos of herself attending various charity functions, restaurants and boutiques, she is highlighting and cross-promoting local establishments in a powerful and sophisticated way that brings new attention to area companies.

There is a strong philanthropic quality to Ms. Sharief’s social media presence as well. Her photos and links go beyond the common attention-seeking modalities of most political figures as she integrates her activities in a way that helps shine a light on the events, businesses and personalities of Broward County.

Fort Lauderdale, the largest city in Broward County, is one of the more culturally diverse and vibrant communities in the country. Situated between Miami and West Palm Beach, it is a city full of exciting developments both from a business and artistic perspective. Ms. Sharief’s boards dedicated to the city’s history and restaurants brings these qualities to the forefront of her Pinterest presence as well.

For more information on Barbara Sharief visit her official website at barbarasharief.com and her official Facebook page.

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief Wins International Women’s Leadership Community Leader Award

(Fort Lauderdale) August 31, 2017

Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief was the recipient of the 2017 Community Leader Award at the 6th Annual Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Empowerment and Leadership conference. The event was sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Lipstick Foundation.

Mayor Sharief was on hand to accept this prestigious award:

“I am honored to be recognized as a community leader on such an amazing platform that celebrates and inspires women to step into their power and pursue their dreams”.

You can read more about the award here.

Dr. Elizabeth King, Founder of Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick began the conference by giving an impassioned speech to empower women to ask “What do you really want?” and “Where do you want to go?” The event included the following speakers:

  • Dr. Elizabeth King, Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer, Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick & internationally recognized mindset and business strategist, author and speaker.
  • Kandee G, Creator of The Vision Program, Author, Speaker, Radio Personality, Magazine Editor, Equine Assisted Therapist
  • Laura Diaz, Radio and TV personality
MAYOR SHARIEF PRESENTS “BROWARD MEANS BUSINESS” PROCLAMATION TO DR. BARRY KAY, OWNER OF HOLLYWOOD EYES, HOLLYWOOD, FL

Mayor Sharief has also been handing out awards of late. Her “Broward Means Business” Initiative proclamations recognize successful small and medium-sized businesses from Fort Lauderdale to Tamarac and include Hollywood Eyes and Flashback Diner, to name two.

Often at the forefront of community engagement and advocacy, Barbara Sharief has offered inspiring leadership to many women entrepreneurs through the years as an owner of a successful business and a leading political figure in South Florida.

For more information on Barbara Sharief visit her official website at barbarasharief.com.