JA New York Talks with JA Alumna, Sharon Joseph
CEO/Co-Owner, HARLEM LANES
Junior Achievement of New York alumna, Sharon Joseph, was a Wall Street executive for nearly a decade at firms such as Bankers Trust and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, when a passion for entrepreneurship and deep family roots in Harlem sparked the desire to play a role in the revitalization of this historic neighborhood. Sharon joined forces with her aunt Gail Richards to make history by introducing Harlem Lanes, a premier entertainment destination where family and friends can eat, drink and have fun. Harlem Lanes is the country’s first bowling alley built and owned by Black women, and the first bowling alley in Harlem in 30 years. Sharon is a graduate of both Tufts University and Columbia Business School and remains active in the Columbia Business School entrepreneurship program.