About Me

Who I Am

I’m an idealistic realist. I hold onto hope for a better, brighter future, but realize that life is full of challenges and hard decisions. I accept that I can’t do it all, but I do my part to make a difference. After all, we shouldn’t let the realities of life get in the way of our dreams.

What I Do

At CauseLabs, a technology partner for nonprofits and social enterprises, I help lead an awesomely talented team who build tools for positive impact. We believe that everyone deserves the life-changing benefits of technology and we strive our best to use our talents to create positive impact.

In my free time, I also lead a Girl Scout troop (since 2007), volunteer in my community and do my best to be a supportive and loving daughter, mother, and wife.


2017 Dallas Business Journal 40 under 40 Honoree

Leadership – CauseLabs 2014

Most Passionate Employee – CauseLabs 2011

Employee of the Year – awarded by Dan Bradbary, 2009

10,000 Volunteer Hours – awarded by General Dubik at Fort Lewis, 2006

Honorable Discharge – US Army 229th MI Battalion Bravo Company, 1999

Most Creative – awarded by SHS class of 1995

Upcoming Speaking Events

Exhibitor at SVP Dallas’ Big Bang – October 26, 2017

Dallas Women’s Conference – November 2, 2017

Keynote Speaker at 2017 WordCamp DFW – November 11, 2017

Public Good App House in Washington D.C. – November 15, 2017

Past Speaking Experience

Forbes Interview – October 2017

General Assembly – For the Love of Colorado – September 20, 2017

Nonprofit Tech Club North Texas – September 19, 2017

Nonprofit Tech Club North Texas – March 2017

2016 WordCamp DFW – Is Building Your Business On Open Source and GPL Technology Right For You? – October 29, 2016 Get the Slides

Opportunity Collaboration – Abundance – October 2016

General Assembly – Designing For Denver’s Greater Good – September 2016

Dallas Startup Week – What is a B Corp? – April 12-16, 2016

NTC16 – The Future of Collaboration – March 2016 in San Jose, CA

Webinar Live from NTC16: The Problem Statement – March 24, 2016 Get the Slides

Finely Tuned Consultant – Interview with Sheryle Gillihan – November 2015

Opportunity Collaboration – Innovation – October 2015

WP Boot Camp Austin Texas – The Art of Negotiation – October 2015

2015 WordCamp DFW – Sales is a Dirty Word

WP Users Meetup – November 2014

Investing in Financial Literacy – Moneythink Demo Slides – October 21, 2014

Opportunity Collaboration – Scaling through Digital Innovation – October 2014

2014 WordCamp – Behind the Scenes of Project Scoping – September 2014

Tech4Good Denver – Nonprofit Tools for Collaboration – 2013

Opportunity Collaboration – Leveraging Tech for Great Causes – October 2012

Kewatia Orphanage, Katihar, Bihar, India – 2011

A myriad of CauseLabs’ internal and partners presentations such as this Lab Day Inlingo demo.

Storytelling at University United Methodist Church.

Leading and speaking at various Girl Scout events.

Publications, Interviews, Bios, & Features

My WordPress Story: Finding a Purpose

Huffington Post – Blogs for CauseLabs as Sheryle Gillihan and ghost-writing with the former CEO T.J. Cook: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/t-j-cook

Forbes – CEO Comes Full Circle Beginning And Ending In Poverty – October 11, 2017

Inspired Impact Interview with Sheryle Gillihan – April 26, 2017

PRWeb: CauseLabs Achieves B Corp Certification – January 13, 2015

WFH.io – CauseLabs Company Showcase – November 18, 2014

Core77 – Uncovering the Power of the Power User – November 10, 2014

NTEN Change: The 1% Difference  – December 2012

Fort Worth Child Magazine – Fort Worth, Texas Print Publication – 2008

Fort Lewis Ranger Times – Fort Lewis, Washington Print Publication – 2006


Digital Resume

See my resume (of sorts) on Linkedin to find out more about my past and present experience: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sgillihan

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