Sharon Malheiro recognized as a Woman of Influence for 2010

One Iowa Board Chair Sharon Malheiro will be recognized by the Business Record as one of eight Women of Influence 2010 on August 10, 2010, at the Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa.

“We are so proud to have Sharon as our founder and board president,” said One Iowa Executive Director Carolyn Jenison. “The work she’s done on behalf of LGBT Iowans has made our state a better place to live and work for everyone, and even influenced our nation.”

Malheiro is a senior shareholder and board president of the Davis Brown Law Firm. Sharon practices in the areas of Employment Law, including employment discrimination litigation, EEO/AA, and corporate employment policies and practices, as well as Media and Communications Law. Sharon’s legal work in the Media and Communications Law practice includes open records and open meetings litigation as well as defamation defense actions.

Sharon is the board chair of One Iowa, a state wide organization seeking full equality for LBGT Iowans, and was instrumental in the Varnum v. Brien decision that paved the way for marriage equality in Iowa. She provides pro bono legal counsel for the Aids Project of Central Iowa, and is one of the cooperating attorneys for Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Sharon lives in Des Moines with her spouse Sue Ackerman.