ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, IT COORDINATOR, and BOARD MEMBER
Sharon Pauli serves as Associate Director of Women Alone Together, focusing on member communications, events, and technology. A retired information technology professional and manager with The Coca-Cola Company, she assisted fellow Coke retiree and board member Carolyn Clarke in organizing communications as the organization grew. While she keeps her brain active with her participation in WAT, she is most grateful for the women, their friendship and support in good times and hard ones.
Women Alone Together became part of Sharon’s life in 2003 after a series of transitions. Unexpectedly retired, she saw an AJC article promoting one of the early seminars at Agnes Scott College. In the financial mini-series on retirement, participants were directed to focus on their life before their finances. Homework was to create a picture/collage to keep the goal in mind. Sharon’s picture included travel. Before the third Saturday session, Sharon had sent Carolyn a postcard saying she had decided to join her cousin on a trip, missing the last session of the seminar. It had already given her the clarity and confidence she needed.
Active in her Garden Hills neighborhood, she remains active in the Sherwood Forest Garden Club. She has served on the board of Premier Academy, Inc. (formerly Bedford Pine Child & Family Resources Center). Prior to The Coca-Cola Company, she was employed by MARTA, The Atlanta Board of Education, and (then) Southern Bell.
In 1970, Pauli received a B.A. degree cum laude in mathematics and business administration from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. While employed,she earned a M.S. from the College of Business Administration of Georgia State University in Atlanta. A proud alumna of Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, New Orleans, Louisiana, she remains grateful for the outstanding education and friendships garnered at this public high school which changed her life. She was also fortunate for the foundation of St. Joseph’s Elementary School which will never leave her.
Her sister is best friend and fellow traveler. In addition to her WAT community, a large extended family and lifelong friends provide travel companions, people and places to visit, and safe places to laugh and cry.