Leadership DeKalb selects a cohort of influential people annually to participate in a year-long program designed to build connections with other leaders, learn about the county and partner with nonprofits.
Sanders was selected for the Class of 2017 while serving as president-elect of the Junior League of DeKalb County. She served on Leadership DeKalb’s board from 2019 to 2022.
She moved to Decatur in 1996 to attend Emory School of Law and practiced labor and employment and general litigation law for 10 years before taking time off to be with family. She returned to practicing law in 2018.
Leadership DeKalb picked 50 people for its Class of 2024, including Gyimah Whitaker, the Decatur schools superintenendent, and Ana Maria Martinez, a judge on the DeKalb County State Court.
An earlier version of this story misspelled Shara Sanders’ name. It has been corrected.