The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by JPMorgan Chase is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved, and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders. These women exemplify what it means to be high-achieving and ambitious on the next level and continue to pour into their communities as they do so.

Sharon Lechter | Pay Your Family First LLC

Sharon Lechter is a global financial literacy expert, keynote speaker, 5x New York Times Bestselling author, and business mentor. Sharon has advised two US Presidents on the topic of financial literacy and co-authored the international bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad and 14 other Rich Dad books. In 2008 she re-energized the teachings of Napoleon Hill through Three Feet from Gold, Outwitting the Devil, Think and Grow Rich for Women and Success and Something Greater. Featured in the movie Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and television series World’s Greatest Motivators, Sharon’s newest title, Exit Rich supports entrepreneurs in building value in their businesses.

What advice would you give your younger self?

I am asked this often, but I would not be who I am today without all the experiences, both good and bad, that I had before today. Rather than looking back, I choose to look forward, seize the day, and create the life I want.

What is your favorite quote?

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” 


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