Sharon Rose Goldtzvik

Founder + CEO

Sharon Rose Goldtzvik is a storyteller, social justice advocate, and communications strategist. She helps organizations and individuals tell their stories and make change in local, national, and international arenas. Sharon has served as a spokesperson and consultant on feminist issues, foreign policy, human rights, economic justice, and international development for nonprofits in the US and internationally.

Before founding Uprise, Sharon worked with clients across the progressive spectrum at Spitfire Strategies and Fenton Communications. She’s helped Nobel prize-winning economists working to change the narrative on income inequality, Ecuadorians victimized by US oil drilling in the Amazon, and artists protesting genocide by bringing One Million Bones to the National Mall.  She’s written TED and Ignite talks for the advocates at the forefront of free speech and internet privacy and coached campaigners working to bring paid sick days to all Americans. She's led campaign planning for a coalition working to transform our food system and for advocates working to end human trafficking.

Sharon specializes in tough fights and gets big wins for her clients. She guided Israeli human rights organizations B’Tselem USA and Physicians for Human Rights - Israel in creating effective presences in the United States and navigating the media landscape. Sharon partnered with Olympian Billy Mills and Running Strong for American Indian Youth to help Native young people overcome a poverty so deep it robs them of their dreams. Her work with the documentary film TWA Flight 800 created a top news story across mainstream media that challenged the official narrative about the crash.

Clients included: The Ford Foundation’s media and women’s rights initiatives, the Rockefeller Family Fund, PAI, the Open Society Foundation, CAMBIO immigration coalition, MoveOn.org, the Roosevelt Institute Economic Media Project, Human Rights Campaign, National Geographic, the Movement Strategy Center, Food Policy Action, the Union of Concerned Scientists,  Consumer Reports, Friends of the Global Fight, and the Food Research and Action Center. Films: 1971, TWA Flight 800, CITIZENFOUR.

Previously, Sharon directed advocacy and communications at HaMoked: Center for the Defense of the Individual, a Jerusalem-based human rights organization providing legal aid to Palestinian victims of human rights abuses. Sharon crafted the twenty-year-old organization’s first advocacy strategy and led media and advocacy campaigns that brought the organization’s work into the international spotlight.

Sharon was named 2008 Social Justice Fellow by the New Israel Fund, and spent her fellowship year managing external relations for Green Action- SAHA Fair Trade, an environmental and local fair trade pioneer in Israel and Palestine.

She is a proud alum of Hampshire College, where she studied political science, Middle East policy, and theatre. She lives in Washington, DC with her spouse and one friendly pup.