2011 Alumna Sharon Harvey Davis, was honored recently with the 2019 Most Influential Business Women Award from the St. Louis Business Journal. Sharon is currently the Vice President of Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer at Ameren. Sharon is also a former member of the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation’s Board of Directors.
When Sharon joined Ameren as Diversity Manager in 2002, she was the first African American woman to hold the position. The same was true when she was promoted to Diversity Director and in 2012 when she became Vice-President of Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer.
During her tenure, Ameren’s diversity programs have ranked No. 1 on the DiversityInc top utility company awards for four years, and Ameren was named the No. 1 regional company in 2018, along with being named among the best 50 companies for diversity by Black Enterprise in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The company also received the top 25 honors award from the Association of Diversity Council from 2009 to 2013 and it was named to the top 100 military-friendly employer list by G.I. Jobs magazine from 2009 to 2019.
A graduate of Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, Sharon Harvey Davis also has earned an executive master’s degree in international business from Saint Louis University and graduated from Cornell University’s diversity management certification program.
A graduate of FOCUS’ Leadership St. Louis program in 2017, she has received the Top Executive in Corporate Diversity Award by Black Enterprise Magazine, the Distinguished Black Alumna Award from Saint Louis University, and the St. Louis YWCA Leaders of Distinction Award.
Sharon is a board member for FOCUS St. Louis, Teach for America and the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation. Despite her busy schedule and accomplishments, she said she is working on her next set of career goals.
In her spare time, she loves attending sporting events, especially the Cardinals, Blues and St. Louis Surge women’s basketball team, along with reading and redecorating her home.