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Sharon Mancero

Sharon Mancero

Women's Leadership Council

Sharon Mancero

Wells Fargo

Originally from Boston & Long Island, Sharon has lived and worked around the U.S., and now call Des Moines, Iowa, home. A 26-year career at Wells Fargo in various commercial roles and capacities has provided Sharon the opportunity to learn about many industries and meet some amazing entrepreneurs and business people. Building teams, leading projects and active mentoring has provided Sharon with enormous joys and challenges. Putting the person(s) first has been her fundamental strategy throughout her career. A graduate of University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Business was the launch pad for the career that surpassed Sharon’s long wish list. “Grateful for the encouragement from the awesome faculty.”

Areas of Expertise
Marketing, Business Development

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Technology in our industry

What three keywords best describe you?
Actionable, Personable, Courageous.

Personal Motto
Take the chance; say YES.

What are you passionate about?
Passionate about my family, friends and neighbors, and giving back to my community and being involved.

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I have always wanted to be a pilot - I guess with all the flying around I do; I have gotten close!

Who has been a role model for you?
My father was the biggest influence in my life and career; he gave me courage to always try something new and push my personal boundaries.

What are you most proud of?
My family; they are my everything!


What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
Transparency; do not hold back. Once you open up and share your achievements and fears, you can grow enormously.

What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Go for it; failures are the foundation for your future successes.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
There are so many opportunities out there; experiment and be open to the possibilities.