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Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

Emily Gordon

Chief Empowerment Officer
Elevate. Inspire. Empower.

Emily Gordon believes the very core of a business should recognize the importance of the employees and what each can contribute and not base performance and goals solely on business metrics. She founded Elevate. Inspire. Empower. LLC in January with the goal to promote leadership responsibility through elevating mindsets, inspiring awareness and empowering meaningful contributions.

She also serves as executive director for the Hot Spots Extended Care Programs Inc. which combines extended learning outside the classroom for students along with building community partnerships. “I absolutely love seeing our students grow and evolve,” she said.

When asked how she balances the two jobs, Gordon said it is more a lifestyle choice. “I am very passionate about the work I do,” she said. “I want to make sure I have left a footprint on this Earth. I am a very spiritual person and I believe that God put each and every one of us here for a reason. I am on a path to make sure that in every way, every day I show up and contribute something to the world.”

The Goucher College graduate also co-chairs Kids Helping Hopkins, an educational program of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center designed to help students learn about ways to give back to the community. “To be able to work with such innovative young minds, it is rejuvenating,” she said. “It’s inspiring. It’s intimidating. I love it.”

She is also serves on the United Way of Central Maryland’s Partnership Board of Baltimore County and helps with initiatives such as stuffing holiday stockings for foster care students and supporting individuals without housing through the Baltimore Homeless Project. “I feel (volunteering) is important,” she said. “I know there is a need and it goes back to my faith in making sure that I am giving in any way that I am able.”