Shattering Glass Ceilings Speaker Series

Dates: Aug 5 2021 12:00PM - Aug 5 2021 1:30PM

Location: Zoom

Women Together launched a new virtual speaker series called Shattering Glass Ceilings, which highlights women leaders from various industries across the Central Valley. Attendees hear from women who have successfully moved up their organizational ladders to advance their careers. Attendees also have the opportunity to ask questions and make connections.

On August 5th from 12:00pm – 1:30pm, we will hear from our fifth speaker, Gloria Salazar, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD). Ms. Salazar assumed the role of CEO in January 2020 with over 28 years of experience in the transit industry.

In her first year as CEO, Ms. Salazar led her team to thoughtfully and significantly adjust the operating budget and service to minimize the impact of COVID-19 to the organization while preparing RTD for recovery and sustainability. Informed by her prior finance experience, Ms. Salazar designed effective business processes and implemented robust systems, such as initiating a financial reporting system that has earned RTD a Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award for 17 consecutive years.

Ms. Salazar currently serves on the California Transit Finance Corporation (CFTC) board and teaches for University of the Pacific and previously for Willamette University for their Transit/Paratransit Management Certificate Program. In 2017, Ms. Salazar was also honored by the Central Valley Asian Chamber of Commerce for breaking through the glass ceiling in her leadership and community service.

Born and raised in the Philippines, Ms. Salazar finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, magna cum laude. She left behind an already illustrious career as a Certified Public Accountant in 1987 to come to the United States. Rising through the ranks at various firms while completing a Master of Business Administration Degree, she also passed all parts of the Uniform CPA exam in the first sitting.

For more information, please click on the attached flyer and register today to help us build a network of local leading ladies.

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Jess Metcalf

(209) 468-9027

Posted: 7/14/2021 1:01:55 PM