Marlene Gordon, Esq. builds and leads high performing teams across diverse businesses, including food and beverage, entertainment and automotive. Widely recognized as a caring, thoughtful, authentic and strategic leader with high work capacity, she constantly challenges the organization and her functions to improve performance and draws people in to help from multiple angles. Throughout her career, Marlene has received numerous honors and awards for her role as a leader, mentor, and work to empower and advance the professional growth and development of women and minorities and to give back to underserved communities.She is also sought after as a speaker on leadership and women empowerment topics. Marlene holds a B.A. in Economics with honors from the University of Chicago, Juris Doctor from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and is a Harvard Business School Certified Organizational Leader.