Founder, Owner MaineWorks
Co-founder, Maine Recovery Fund
In 2011 Margo Walsh started MaineWorks to provide employment for people in recovery from substance use disorder, reentry from jail and prison, and returning Veterans with obstacles to employment.
As a certified B-corporation, MaineWorks is now an award-winning company that is being recognized as a thriving social venture, using business as a force for social impact. Among some of the awards that MaineWorks has received are Small Business of the Year (SBA), Small Business Person of the Year (SBA), Congressional Recognition Award, and the Crossroads Community Business Leader Award, and Day One Community Vision Award.
Margo is from Cumberland, Maine and attended Waynflete School and graduated from Wheaton College, in Massachusetts with a degree in Psychology in 1986.
Upon graduation she started a career in Recruiting in New York where she worked for the Investment Banking Division within Goldman Sachs, Margo worked to develop the Diversity Round Table in order to provide mentorship and assimilation support for people of diverse backgrounds.
For ten years following she recruited for the rapid expansion of the international human resources consulting firm, Hewitt. While at Hewitt she worked to incorporate the curriculum of the American Institute for Managing Diversity and targeted recruiting for Asia.
With a passion for economic and social development, Margo has steered MaineWorks to recently receive several awards and recognition but her greatest outcome is to have former employees return to work for MaineWorks on the management team! Out of the profound need for services that all if her employees needed to access, Margo, along with Elaine Walsh Carney, started Maine Recovery Fund (501c3).