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ZS Principal Named to Consulting Magazine’s Top Women Leaders List

  — Sharon Karlsberg earned a spot on the prestigious list within the Excellence in Leadership category  —  

Evanston, Ill.—Nov. 2, 2017—ZS Principal Sharon Karlsberg was recently named to Consulting magazine’s “2017 Women Leaders in Consulting” list. Her efforts to advance original thinking to identify and address client needs earned her a position in this year’s Excellence in Leadership category.

Working with companies on the leading edge of cancer breakthroughs, the San Francisco-based principal drives positive outcomes by connecting innovative science to important market opportunities. Her deep oncology expertise helps clients accelerate their business—whether she’s identifying a growth opportunity in a patient segment, developing strategies to launch new immunotherapy drugs or supporting early detection efforts for cancer patients.

“Throughout her 13 years at ZS, Sharon has demonstrated that she’s more than a devoted leader,” said Jeff Gold, a principal at ZS. “She’s helping to reinvent the way ZS operates by instilling inspiration and energy every step of the way with her colleagues and our firm’s clients.”

A trailblazer within the global consulting firm’s oncology practice, Sharon demonstrates that leadership stems from passion, creating a positive impact for clients, their customers and the consulting industry.

“When I found the intersection between what I loved, what our clients and their customers needed, and what would benefit the firm, ZS empowered me as a leader,” said Sharon. “My colleagues and mentors gave me the encouragement, opportunities and support I needed to pursue my interests.”

Sharon knows the demands associated with the client-service business – particularly when balancing it with her roles as spouse and parent. She encourages her team to find an equilibrium between their professional pursuits and personal passions. It’s a lesson she learned from a mentor early in her career, and it’s become a hallmark of Sharon’s leadership style.

“That philosophy has not only helped me balance my professional priorities and family life; it’s also helped me find purpose in my career,” said Sharon. “I hope many other women find consulting to be the rich, rewarding and occasionally wild-ride career that works for them, just as I have.”

Sharon joins other ZS leaders who have been recognized by Consulting as Top 25 Consultants, Women Leaders in Consulting and Rising Stars of the Profession for their contributions to the industry. The magazine also recently ranked ZS on the 2017 “Best Firms to Work For” list.

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