Our Team

CEO and Lead Planner

Sharon Lechner is the founder and lead planner for Events by Sharon.  She is a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), VEMM (Virtual Events and Meetings Management) and has taken her Hybrid Certification with Cvent. She is the former VP of Education for CanSPEP (Canadian Society of Special Event Planners)  She offers complete virtual, hybrid and in-person event planning services.  

Lauren is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Event Planning Program.  Prior to  joining Events by Sharon, she was an event intern with the company. While interning with Events by Sharon, she created eye-catching visuals for event attendees to understand how to log in to virtual event platforms as well as videos that showed how to use Events by Sharon’s auction software.  She also created all of the sponsorship recognition slides for our most recent virtual event. 

 Lauren also served as an event intern at Vintage Bash where she organized décor and provided event services for weddings.  She also worked on a virtual event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  

Lauren Pizzale, Event Coordinator
Malak Sidkay, Event Planner

Malak Sidky, DES, HMCC  is a fluently bilingual event planner. Malak teaches Event Planning in the School of Creative Industries at Conestoga College, Risk Management in the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts at Fanshawe College and has taught Special Event Operations at Centennial College. She is a member of the Professional Development Committee for MPI Toronto and is the volunteer coordinator for Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT).

Malak’s breadth of experience in the industry is vast; she has planned and executed a variety of educational events for various clients and her events include think tanks, webinars, workshops, advisory board meetings, continuing medical education (CME) sessions, wellness retreats, union conventions and multi-day conferences.