Sharan has served as a business development leader in the technology industry for 25 years. As Vice President of Alliances for NA, Sharan ensures the Microsoft and ISV relationships are tightly managed and empower Hitachi's field with programs and tools to support customer growth. Committed to women in technology initiatives, Sharan has served as President of the Chicago WIT Chapter and is currently a Regional Lead for The WIT Network. As a member of Microsoft's Women in the Channel committee, Sharan is helping to lead an Inclusive Work Environment initiative. Founder of the MSH Empowers Community, Sharan is working to grow the number of women in leadership roles in the technology industry via women looking to re-enter the workforce.