Sheryl Medeiros, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Sheryl Medeiros

Sheryl Medeiros

Sheryl Medeiros brings a unique perspective and style that make her the one companies rely on to solve their most complex and challenging problems. For the past 28 years, she has been both a lawyer and a CEO for Fortune companies, has started two companies and is a business owner today. Nimble in small and large organizations, across industries and geographies, in established and start up environments, she moved from chief legal officer to chief external affairs officer to chief executive officer, domestically and globally. Consistently throughout each of her varied experiences, Medeiros has demonstrated visionary leadership and led transformational change for companies in crisis.

Medeiros has personally experienced the journey to find her voice as a woman in executive leadership and has mentored men and women through their own leadership development. Today she dedicates herself to creating a new leadership paradigm to meet the demands of a new era in the marketplace by bringing the full capacity of women into senior leadership roles. Focusing on combining the strengths of men and women in leadership, High Tides Group has developed a three-part system that will transform what is today a conversation about women’s rights into a results-oriented movement that will capture an untapped resource in the marketplace to drive superior performance.

A wife and mother of two sons in college, Medeiros is energetic, driven and involved. She and her husband grew up in Hawaii, she has lived on both coasts and worked in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Australia. Medeiros uses the foundation of her personal experiences to shape her success in tough global business environments. During this chapter in her life, she seeks balance and deliberately surrounds herself with people who amaze her.

Medeiros has worked at Skadden Arps, Safeco Insurance, United Guaranty (a subsidiary of AIG) and AssureStart. She founded Prism Law Group and High Tides Group. She holds a juris doctor degree from Georgetown and a bachelor of arts degree in social sciences from Berkeley.

Recent Articles by Sheryl Medeiros

If We Can Put a Man on the Moon…

This summer, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight that first landed men on the moon. Just eight years before, President Kennedy gave his famous speech calling for America to land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth by the end of the decade. At the time, the […]

How Women Can Cut Through the Tangles

One of the greatest revelations for women comes when they fully grasp how dramatically the world can change and what they can do about it. Many women today feel like they’re barely keeping their head above water: They feel hammered by their “to do” list, resentful and resigned or scared and insecure as they furiously […]

Designing Workplace of the Future

Celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 in March highlighted both how far we’ve come in the past year and how far we still have to go. CNN published an article quoting the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Report as predicting that it will take 108 years to close the gender pay and opportunity […]

Getting Culture Right: It Starts at the Top

Leading a large organization of people is not unlike raising teenagers. At its core, the goal is to provide enough independence to allow growth and innovation and to fuel excitement about what people are doing, but at the same time to provide the necessary guard rails to help keep focus on the mission and prevent […]

Women in Business: the Network Paradox

Women know we thrive when we are together. All the way back to ancient times — in the red tent or carrying water from the river — women have relied on each other for support, encouragement and help with basic survival. Nonetheless, women today report feeling isolated at work and have trouble breaking into the […]

The Right Way to Tackle Gender Bias

What is the difference between Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Cinderella and Elsa from Frozen? Well, each is worth billions, each commands an immense global platform and each has dedicated her life to capturing the hearts and minds of girls and inspiring their dreams. Whether she knows how to code or whether she has magic powers, […]

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