Sharde Long

Sharde is an experienced, award-winning, Labour Relations and Human Resources Professional who believes in strengthening communities by bringing people together.  Sharde has lived experience of being a plus-sized person who identifies as a woman.  She believes in building organizations through positive disruption with employees that complement the culture. She sees her role in supporting that process through effective HR practices that define rules of engagement, and allow staff to bring their whole selves to work.

Sharde’s passion for equity, diversity and inclusion started the first time she realized that she did not fit in.  Instead of changing herself to fit, she committed herself to make a difference in people’s experiences of work.  She has worked extensively in Human Resources consulting and in non-profit management, guiding organizations through building sustainable change.