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Markette Sheppard

Senior Director

Communications & Events

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Markette is Senior Director of Communications and Digital Marketing at Vital Voices.

Markette Sheppard is a marketing executive, Emmy-award winning TV host and author of the bestselling inspirational children’s book, What Is Light? and My Rainy Day Rocket Ship (Simon & Schuster). She is also the creator of Alphabet in a Flash, multicultural ABC flash cards for early childhood learners. As a TV Host, Markette won an Emmy award for her role as host and moderator of a morning show on the CBS affiliate in Washington, DC. She was nominated for back-to-back EMMY awards in 2018 & 2019. On the national stage, Markette has been featured on top-rated national morning shows as a lifestyle expert, including NBC’s TODAY Show, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and ABC’s Live! with Kelly. She is also the host and creator of The Glow Girl’s Guide to Life, a 12-part social media series on Glow Steam TV. Markette is also founder of The GLOW Brands, a digital marketing & consulting company aimed at illuminating brands around the world. She was awarded a full scholarship to the 2021 Vital Voices Grow business accelerator program for entrepreneurship. Markette earned a digital marketing strategy certification from Harvard, an M.A. degree in interactive journalism from American University in Washington, DC and a B.A. in communications & French from California State University Dominguez Hills.
Favorite quote:Some men see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were and ask “Why not?” – RFK