The Emerging Leader Award 


The Emerging Leader Award honors women entrepreneurs who have been in business at least one year, have been enrolled in one of our programs, or worked or volunteered with the WSBA, have exceeded business goals and conquered a milestone in their business and have contributed significantly to their community.

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2019 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Sharon Thomas DeLay, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President and Founder, GO-HR

We are small business and we understand the challenges that face small businesses. Using our combined 30+ years of experience, our mission is to help small businesses have access to affordable HR expertise to support employee engagement and business growth.


2018 Emerging Leader Award Recipient

Sheri Chaney Jones

President Measurement Resources Company/ Author, Measurement Expert, and Consultant

Measurement Resources provides services and strategies to help government and nonprofit organizations use performance measurement to improve programs, outcomes, and lives. Measurement is a powerful tool. Organizations that implement measurement systems turn data into outcomes. Staff see more opportunities, uncover obstacles sooner, and discover untapped efficiencies. They have better data to demonstrate impact, increase visibility, and raise funds. Measurement moves great missions forward.