THE Banker with a Heart of Gold
Sharon Anderson, Williamstown
CEO at Williamstown Bank
“I actually started as a part-time receptionist. I was able to go from receptionist in just a few months to doing all the balancing for the bank, and opportunities kept coming. I took every opportunity that was afforded me, and before I knew it, I was in a management position. Twenty years later, I’m still here at Williamstown Bank. Over the years, I’ve developed a passion for community banking.”
“The flagship memory was when the floods devastated West Virginia—the southern part of the state—back in 2016. Our team led an effort. What started as a donation drive became a statewide effort of community banks.”
“We developed the Giving Cup, which is a 100 percent donation-based coffee shop in our new office location. Rather than purchasing your coffee, you make a donation to one of our three local nonprofits, which currently are the group of volunteer fire departments in the area, the local elementary school, and the Children’s Society of West Virginia. We wanted it to be a unique experience for our customers and a way to give back to our community.”
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Since 2014 WV Living magazine has been honoring West Virginia Wonder Women, amazing women who are raising the bar in their communities, serving as beacons of light in their industries, and forcing change for the greater good. WV Living is proud to celebrate these Appalachian mothers, millennials, and mavens proving that in a time full of uncertainty, divisiveness, and hate, love for one another is all we really need. No need for bulletproof bracelets or a golden lasso of truth—these women are creating a better West Virginia with their can-do attitudes and Mountain State spirit.