50 Over 50 Project for 2020


Suzanne Pallottelli

Age: 56


"Dream big and never give up."

Age: 56
Profession: Marketing Professional

What is the best thing about being your age?
The freedom It brings to focus more on giving back, and the courage to be your true self.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being a strong independent woman. Working almost 40 years straight in high-tech.

What is your most treasured possession?
My two dogs and my garden.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Love, dogs, yoga, the ocean, and peace.

What is a trait you are most proud of?
My resilience.

What is your greatest fear?
The current state of our country.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would make myself more fearless.

What is your greatest extravagance?
My hot tub.

What do you most value in your friends?
Kindness, and passion for making the world a better place for humans and for animals.

What advice would you give your younger self?
Not feeling good enough is just a story in your mind. Don’t let it hold you back or rob your joy.

What is your motto or favorite quote?
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.