Sharon Schneider is the co-founder and CEO of Moxie Jean, the “Upscale Resale” destination for high quality, like-new baby and kids’ clothes. Moxie Jean won COMMON Pitch NYC to be crowned “best collaborative consumption startup” and has been featured on the TODAY Show, Fox’s “Good Day Chicago,” Mashable, GOOD, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Huffington Post, Daily Candy, iVillage and many others. Moxie Jean is a 2012 portfolio company of the prestigious Excelerate Labs business accelerator.
Sharon is a member of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Technology Diversity Council whose mission is to ensure that leadership and job opportunities are available for all Chicagoans and that the city’s technology community reflects the diversity and vitality of the city itself. She is a sought after speaker and blogger on topics ranging from raising startup capital to raising charitable children.
Sharon has an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (summa cum laude) from the University of Toledo. She lives in Mt. Prospect, IL with her husband, a high school science teacher, and their three children, ages 9, 7 and 2.