/ 05.12.21 /

Sheila Gordon

This week our #WCW is Sheila Gordon, Senior Manager of Youth & Community at New York Road Runners! After a 20+ year career in the financial services industry, Sheila decided to follow her passion of helping people by joining the non-profit sector. In 2015, Gordon co-founded We Run Brownsville, a Brownsville, Brooklyn-based organization that promotes health and wellness among women of color, and has helped so many during the pandemic.

This organization seeks to empower women of color to prioritize self-care and take ownership of their physical, mental, and emotional wellness. WRB promotes “active activism” as a way to re-create an empathetic, non-judgmental support structure that sustains a holistic healthy lifestyle and advances an empowered resistance to systemic barriers.

For Sheila, every challenge has within it, an opportunity to unleash her unlimited supply of creativity in designing a series of effective solutions. We are honored to feature her this week as our #WCW.

Do you know a women who is crushing it helping underserved women in their communities? Nominate them for our #WCW here.