Sharon Schweitzer, JD is the founder of Access to Culture and an award-winning entrepreneur. Accredited in Intercultural Management by the Hofstede Centre in Helsinki, Finland, she advises and trains current and emerging leaders in Global 2000 organizations and universities, to improve business communication and increase revenue.
She is an internationally recognized cross-cultural business expert, trainer, speaker, and author of the Amazon #1 best-selling book in International Business, Access to Asia (3rd printing), named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015. She’s received the prestigious recognition of being the Small Business winner of the British Airways International Trade Award at the 2016 Greater Austin Business Awards. She was the 2009 honoree in the City of Austin program Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Austin Women. In September 2017, her blog Access to Culture, was named one of the Top 10 Intercultural Communication Blogs.
She’s a media resource for NPR, BBC World News; is a Huffington Post and Luxe Lifestyle Magazine contributor; and has been quoted in Investor’s Business Daily, BBC Capital, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and numerous other media outlets.
Sharon has worked with brands like CBS, Hilton Hotels, JPMorgan, Lexus, MD Anderson, Toyota, along with sports athletes, and student leaders, to provide practical techniques and unique insight.
She is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a B.A. in Sociology, and South Texas College of Law-Houston with a Juris Doctorate. She sits on the board of the Global Thinkers Forum in London, U.K., has traveled to all 7 continents, over 80 countries and still counting. Sharon lives with her husband John of 20 plus years and their golden retriever Toffee in Austin, Texas, USA.
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