Written by: Stephanie Babyak, Communications Volunteer
Sherry Hwang lives by an old Chinese proverb that goes, “When you are successful, also extend your hand to raise up another with you.”
|Sherry Hawng, President and Co-Founder,|
Pyramid Systems, Inc.
(photo courtesy of Pyamrid Systems)
As President and co-founder of technology leader Pyramid Systems, Inc., Sherry has achieved industry recognition and numerous awards for excellence. Most recently, The Washington Post selected Pyramid as a Top 2020 Workplace. Sherry herself is a winner of the 2020 Small Business and Entrepreneur Leadership Award. And the list goes on.
Yet, Sherry attributes her success in large part to a commitment to giving back to the community and helping others.
“People are the most important part of my company’s success,” she insists. “By helping our communities, we show we care about each other. Understanding different viewpoints and cultural collaboration makes us more successful.”Pyramid Systems Inc., located in Fairfax, Virginia, near the National Capital Area & Greater Chesapeake Region (NC&GCR) headquarters.
Giving back is a key aspect of Pyramid’s mission, and that’s where the relationship with the American Red Cross starts.
Sherry’s example of service to others is demonstrated in her many years as a Board Member, Tiffany Circle member, and long-time supporter of the Red Cross mission. Sherry first became involved with the former National Capital Region in 2010 as a Board Member. At a Red Cross Disaster Summit not long ago, Linda Mathes, former CEO of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region (now the NC&GCR), took Sherry on a tour of an on-site Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV). The existing ERV fleet, she was told, was over 20 years old. Many of those vehicles were routinely experiencing mechanical issues due to their age.
|Sherry with her husband Jeff, the day the new ERV arrived, ready for service!|
After hearing this, Sherry decided that the donation of an ERV would be something Pyramid employees could be proud of.
“When someone is undergoing a serious and traumatic life event – whether it’s a fire, flood, or something else – they need assistance fast, and this ERV can help," said Sherry.
|Sherry and Jeff cutting the ribbon at a small ERV dedication |
ceremony this Fall, with former CEO Linda Mathes.
|Sherry pictured here (front center) with some of her fellow Tiffany |
Circle members at the National Capital Region 2017 Annual Meeting.
|Sherry is pictured here at one of our Red Cross smoke alarm install events, |
along with fellow installers and Red Cross Regional Philanthropy Officer, Art Shaw (far left).
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