RTA CEO shares her story at CSU’s Women’s Leadership Series program

Sep 8, 2020

CLEVELAND, OH – India Birdsong, CEO and General Manager of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be the keynote speaker at the “Share Your Story” Program hosted by Cleveland State University,            9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

The program is part of the Women’s Leadership Series, held under the auspices of the Levin College of Urban Affairs. It will be featured online as a Zoom webinar.

Participants will have an opportunity to hear a female in executive leadership share her story and engage in conversation. Ms. Birdsong is the first participant in the “Share Your Story” Program. She will be joined by RTA’s Associate Counsel, Dawn Tarka, who is a member of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management's Women's Leadership Advisory Committee.

“I am honored to be a part of such a distinguished group of leaders and welcome the opportunity to share my story,” Ms. Birdsong said. “My hope is that it inspires and encourages others to pursue their goals, dreams and desires and to follow their own paths as executive leaders.”

Event Sponsors

This event is sponsored by the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.
This event is part of a leadership series co-sponsored by the Ohio Center for the Advancement of Women in Public Service and the Center for Public & Nonprofit Management.

About the Women's Leadership Series

The series was launched in October of 2018 to engage and empower public and nonprofit sector leaders throughout Northeast Ohio, while promoting the concept of gender representation at all levels of leadership.

The theme – “Women Empowering Women” – hones in on the notion that women should support, empower, and mentor one another. The series’ programming is strategically designed to capitalize on this theme of empowerment within sectors where political pressures are at play, resources remain tight, and the competition to rise to executive leadership endures.

For information about how to register, click here. Registration is limited to the first 500 participants.

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