Join Sharon Ann Marie on her life's mission to EMPOWER young girls and women to finding self love!
AbouT Sharon Ann Marie
A motivator, mother, educator, roadblock destroyer, and lover of life, Sharon Ann Marie is an inspiring force on a mission to help young girls and women discover the power of themselves. Like most women, she experienced the hard trials and tribulations that teenage girls and young women have to endure. She suffered from an eating disorder, depression, and bad relationship choices, as a result, Sharon had to learn new strategies to discover her full potential.
Her desire to be the voice for the silent and the strength of the weak, lead her to become the founder and president of Simply Anew Me; a non- profit organization dedicated to helping women to write new patterns for their lives, and have young girls 9-14 loving who they are.
Her humour, passion, and love for what she does, has allowed her to coach, and educate over 10k females discover the true power of themselves.
About simply anew me
In 1991, while working for Toronto Community Housing Corporation as a Recreation Program Coordinator, Sharon began the process of creating her own programming to address the key needs of female youth in the community by interviewing parents, youth, community workers and teachers .
The original “Girlz Program” started operation with a small dream in 1992 through the City of Toronto in a room with 8 excited girls. Sharon’s experience with the hard trials and tribulations that teenage girls and young women have to endure helped her to discuss real issues like the eating disorder she suffered, the depression she experienced from bullying, and the bad relationship choices.
Sharon, knew first hand the strategies needed to discover her full potential. The response was immediate and enthusiastic 8 girls lead to 45 in one program to having to create 2 separate programs in less than a week.
Her desire to be the voice for the silent and the strength of the weak, lead to becoming the founder and president of Simply Anew Me for over 2 decades.
Now, Simply Anew Me operates monthly workshops in many cities throughout the GTA.
We are just starting
As the girls began to transform into young women, Sharon realized that there were new challenges that were needed to be addressed and so started Women 2 Women. A series of workshops that help women to make what they thought "impossible, possible" and to discover the TRUE power of themselves.
She couldn’t leave these girls , now women, without anyone to help move them to their greatest self. Many since then have come back to mentor the younger girls.
In 2017, Sharon will be launching her Treasured Gemz initiative targeting girls 8-10 so that she can build a stronger and empowered female community.
Hundreds of girls in Toronto have participated in the Simply Anew Me programs, and we’re now expanding to new cities offering workshops, camps and other events.