Spotlight on Inspiration - Marsha Gordon, Pres./CEO, Business Council of Westchester


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Marsha Gordon
The Business Council of Westchester

How did you get the job you have now?

Assertively expressed interest when my predecessor was due to retire.

What career did you think you would have when you were in high school?

Physical Therapist

What was the best advice you ever received?

Stay true to your product service and mission.

What piece of advice would you give to college seniors?

Be open to exploring career possibilities even if they are outside of your initial goals.

Do you have a particular charity you support? And why?

Feeding Westchester. No one, especially children, should go to bed hungry.

Do you have a personal goal for 2023?

See one Broadway show a month.

Do you feel you have a good work/life balance? If so, how did you achieve that?

I feel this is irrelevant because my work is my life, and my life is my work, and it has worked.

When you feel stuck, how do you recharge yourself or get inspired?

A good power walk does the trick.

Do you have a hobby?

I love the movies.

Do you have a habit you wish you could break?

Stay off my iphone.

Name one thing you are working towards in 2023.

Being more in the moment.

What one thing would you do if you weren’t afraid?

Drive across the country by myself.

If money wasn’t a concern, what would you be doing right now?

Much of my same life but I would own a beach house.

Name one or two of your favorite movies.

This year the Fablemans, and Miss Harris Goes to Paris

Name one or two of your favorite books?

Olive Kitteridge and Stories from Suffragette City

What do you want your legacy to be?

Someone who makes a positive difference in other people's lives.

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