Women on Top: Sharon Sacks – Wedding and Event Planner (2007)
Sharon Sacks is a master at creating private moments for very public people. Taking a big chance she went out on her own and founded Sacks Productions with enormous success. Her company stages events and weddings for princesses and presidents, as well as private parties for celebrities. Now, the celebrity weddings she throws make headlines around the world. But, her life was not always so glamorous.
Born in Toronto into a comfortable middle class Jewish family, she shocked and disappointed her parents by following an unexpected career path. Following her sister to LA, she worked for Motown Records and then for entertainment mogul Jerry Perenchio. This is when she started managing his parties and realized she had a knack for event planning. This led on to her dream job and great success.