Meet the 2017 Woman of Achievement

July 24, 2017 1:26 PM | Anonymous

Margaret Jordan, J.D., M.S.



Margaret Jordan is the Business Development Manager for BDO’s Northeast Ohio practice. She is responsible for business development in the Akron and Cleveland markets.

I recently had the opportunity to interview Margaret about the Women of Achievement Awards, the following are her responses.  


“Thank you to the Women's Network for awarding me the 2017 Woman of Achievement Award. I am honored to have been selected as a finalist and winner of this prestigious award and I am humbled to be in the great company of the amazing past award winners. I am looking forward to getting more involved with the Women’s Network and to serving as the honorary chair of next year’s awards luncheon. The Women’s Network provides a wonderful service to professional women in our community and I feel strongly about ‘paying it forward’ to help other women achieve their personal and professional goals.”- Margaret Jordan


What is the best feedback you’ve ever been given?

My first boss explained to me that a full-time, salary employee works till the job is done. That was great advice and prepared me to have the right mindset about working and my career.

What are your passions? What excites you?

I am a competitive person and I love to win. I am also passionate about helping other women and girls in the way that I have been helped in the past through mentorship and encouragement. I feel that it is my responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ to other women and to our community because I have been very lucky.

What are three ideas you want to be known for?

I would like to be known for working hard, sharing my time and talents generously and for being a cheerleader for Greater Akron.

What has been the one quality that has fueled your success, and set you apart from the pack (i.e. personality, passion, perseverance)?

I have always been one to raise my hand to volunteer and to get involved in projects and this has given me the opportunity to work with many high-level people who I have been fortunate to get to know and learn from.

Who is your role model and why?

I have so many it is hard to name just one. My mother for her generosity and intelligence, my sister for her big heart, Carina Diamond for her polish and professionalism, Sherry Neubert for her accomplishments and humility, Barb Greene for her wonderful, giving spirit and great mentorship skills.


About Margaret Jordan

Margaret joined BDO through the SS&G expansion as a marketing specialist. She started her career focused on legal matters in academia and prior to moving into public accounting, used her background in law along with her marketing and business development talents to help non-profits and educational institutions thrive.

Margaret is active in the community and serves on several boards including the Goodwill Industries Board of Directors where she serves as the Second Vice Chair and Chair of the Board Development and Nominating Committee and the Akron Community Foundation’s Women’s Endowment Board where she serves as the Co-Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee. She is a graduate of Leadership Akron Class 31 and serves as the President of her class. She is also a member of the Leadership Akron Alumni Board. Previously, she was appointed by the Governor of Ohio to serve as a member of The University of Akron Board of Trustees.




For more information on the Women of Achievement Awards luncheon and for a list of all winners check out our previous blog.

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