Shervonne Cherry, Director of Community and Partnerships for Spark Baltimore, Named 40 Under 40 Award Recipient by Baltimore Business Journal
From leading companies and change-making nonprofits to supporting families and communities, these 40 Baltimore-area young professionals have continued to blaze trails during a year unlike any other. And just like you, they’re all finding their own ways to get through Covid-19 while continuing to make a difference.
Title: Director of community and partnerships, Spark Coworking
Education: Bachelor's degree in visual communication design, Stevenson University
Quarantine hobby: "I have rediscovered my bookworm tendencies. With the work day actually getting longer while working from home, I have been making more of an effort to step away from the screen and get reacquainted with my very full book shelves."
How do you give back to your community?
The mission of Spark is to be a catalyst for entrepreneurship in our city, and the pillars of the entrepreneur mindset run deep within the local nonprofit community. We want to help foster the next generation of entrepreneurs, which means providing space and place for organizations who are building a pipeline of future technologists.
What is a recent professional success you're proud of?
Expanding the Spark Coworking footprint with the launch of our second location in Kansas City, MO. Opening our second location has doubled the size of our team, created a national platform for our work and formed a bridge between Midwest and East Coast entrepreneurs. All during a global pandemic, I might add.
What inspires you to get out bed in the morning?
Knowing that there are people and naysayers who claim that "The Wire" is Baltimore’s best export. The excitement of sharing our region's talents and ideations, as well as knowing there are entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators who have not been truly seen is the fuel that drives me.
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