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Fisher, Sharon

Expert, Criminology and Forensic technologies, Canada; and Programme Director, Soroptimist International of the Americas

Sharon Fisher, SIA President 2010 – 2011, SIA Federation Program Director 2011 – 2015 is a Certified Public Accountant, who traditionally has worked in the area of corporate finance, identifying start up opportunities. An investment 13 years ago resulted in the organization of a company, Forensic Logic Inc. that has evolved into a nationwide information system, serving the law enforcement community by collecting data and revealing criminal networks through a simple search engine. She encouraged the company to focus some of their work in the area of human trafficking and other effects of organized crime, resulting in the launch of a national program to assist the US Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation in their mission to combat human trafficking of women and girls in the sex and domestic labor trades. This information service was instrumental in disrupting a major West Coast human trafficking crime organization at the last Super Bowl in Arizona, which resulted in the FBI adopting the service to combat human trafficking by organized crime, by their events team, nationwide. Data was also analyzed from several web sites known to traffic and promote the activities of underage women in the sex trade. That analysis resulted in the confiscation of information stored by the web site, its removal from the web and the development of links to numerous persons engaged in human trafficking, their victims and corroborating witnesses required to prosecute the offenders.

She also serves as a Director of Administrative Services for a not for profit organization with a mandate of responding to adult abuse, neglect and self-neglect by setting up community response networks throughout the province of British Columbia, Canada, the place she calls home.

She has attended several UN conferences over the last 5 years on behalf of Soroptimist and continues to network to increase local and global advocacy for gender equality. She is the single mother of 2 sons and 2 grandsons.

As a passionate advocate for women and girls, she is proud to have found a pathway to make a difference for women and girls in both her professional life and her Soroptimist life.