We will celebrate our 7th Annual Women of Influence Awards Luncheon on Friday, May 10th in New York City at The Plaza’s Grand Ballroom. This exciting event honors extraordinary women who have pushed the boundaries by achieving outstanding goals in business, work, family, home, and health while inspiring women around the globe to live their dreams. Every year, we love to chat with our honorees in the weeks leading up to our Women Of Influence event about their advice for other women and their connection to health, wellness and cancer.
Today we are proud to feature a Q&A with Tracey Jordan, who will be honored on May 10th at The Plaza.
1) What does it mean to you to be chosen as a Woman of Influence by the T.J. Martell Foundation?
Being chosen as a Woman of Influence by the T.J. Martell Foundation is one of the highest honors I’ve ever received in my 35 years in the music industry. It’s a living testament to those who have taught, mentored, taken a chance and believed in me!
I have to mention Lee Solters & Sheldon Roskin, Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, Jheryl Busby, Ross Zapin and Scott Greenstein. And of course, the women, Katie Valk, Melanie Rogers, Iris Keitel, Martha Crowninshield and of course Mom!
2) What piece of advice would you give to young women today to inspire them to follow their dreams?
Never give up on yourself or your dreams. Fight for what you believe in and, although it’s hard, try not to let them see you cry! We’re creatures of emotion and sometimes it gets the better of us, but it’s looked at as a sign of weakness…that’s a hard one for me! Stay close to the people who support you and try not to be affected by the negative ones. Stay the course of your dreams and don’t let anyone take them from you. Eventually dreams do come true!
3) What steps do you take to make health and wellness a priority in your life?
Being diligent about yearly check-ups as a responsibility on everybody’s part I can think of! I try to watch what I eat, but that doesn’t always work…I will walk around the office and up and down the stairs to talk to someone in the office rather than call them on the phone or email them.