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Meet a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society nomination for Woman of the Year.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Woman of the Year is a pretty incredible title, but it’s one North State Bank senior VP and DTR market president Sharon Moe deserves.
Her career trajectory began after graduating from the College of William and Mary and moving back home to New Jersey, where via a role as assistant branch manager at a local bank, she found her calling. Enrollment at New York University’s Stern School of Business followed, along with a chance meeting of now husband Eric at a Vermont wedding.
From there, the pair would move to NoVa, where Moe served as branch manager, then credit risk analysis for Chevy Chase Bank, before welcoming first child Abby in 2006. Nine months later, an offer for Eric to manage the North Hills REI would land the pair in Raleigh.
A chance notary visit at North State Bank would put another profound stamp on Moe’s career trajectory. So impressed was she by the bank that she applied—and was hired as commercial banker in the North Hills office.
After welcoming a son a year later (and maternity leave), Moe assumed the role as the bank’s Downtown Raleigh market president. Never resting on her laurels, Moe attended every event and took advantage of every possible opportunity. Beyond the bank walls, the LLS nom is also an 11-year member of the Triangle Real Estate Women group (nicknamed Triangle Crew) and serves on many notable local boards, including the Centre for Homeownership & Economic Development and Downtown Raleigh Alliance.
Through it all, Moe no doubt has learned a thing or two about work-life balance. “Balance is a myth,” says Moe. “It’s not about having balance, it’s about respecting the seasons in your life and recognizing when [they] change. A season could be a day, or it could be much longer. If you try to balance everything at once, you will fail. It is all about prioritizing and aligning yourself with people and organizations that value the necessity to change priorities depending on the season in which you are living.”
In order to win The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Women of the Year title, Moe will also have to fundraise for the nonprofit organization cancer-fighting mission. Given all she’s accomplished so far, we think she stands a pretty good chance.
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