Sharnikya Howard is the founder of Life Abundantly Coaching where she provides purpose coaching to help women identify and walk boldly in their God-given purpose and career coaching to help women make informed decisions about their professional development and career trajectory. She is the founder of The Belle Connection, a mentoring program for young ladies in middle school which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), self-esteem, and service. She serves on the board of directors for two local non-profits and recently launched the iEvolve program for single mothers in underserved communities where she provides life-skills training/workshops.
She has conducted purpose and career coaching workshops and seminars for women, teenaged girls, and most recently the DC Mayor’s Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (ORCA) where she provided a vision and purpose workshop to returning female citizens. She is a recipient of the Women of Color in Technology (WOC) - All Star Award, an award reserved for accomplished women of color at an advanced stage of their careers that have demonstrated excellence in the workplace and in their communities.
As a finalist for the Women in Technology (WIT)-Rising Star Award, Sharnikya has been recognized for not only succeeding in her career but for also mentoring the next generation of leaders. A lifetime volunteer, Sharnikya is committed to her community serving several organizations like Central Union Mission, Calvary Women’s Services, and DC Central Kitchen. When asked why she spends so much of her time serving the community, Sharnikya’s response is “I am the best me when I am serving others.”
A graduate of Bennett College for Women with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sharnikya Howard is an accomplished project manager and certified Safe Agilist (SA) leading software enterprises. She is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has provided stellar support to her clients. As a testament to her great work in the field, in June 2011 she was selected to join the Project Management Body of Knowledge Review Team for the most recently released “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - 5th Edition”. As a member of the content committee she contributed text, concepts, and provided recommendations on drafts of the PMBOK Guide Sharnikya also holds an MS in Project Management and MBA.