Serena Saitas ’98: Founder of Crash the Glass

Perhaps one of the most devastatingly infamous moments for professional women in the United States in recent history occurred in the early hours of November 9th, 2016. Hillary Clinton — who has been involved in politics since attending Wellesley in the late sixties — lost the presidential election to a man with no professional political experience.

“I know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but someday someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now,” Clinton said in her concession speech. “And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams.”

It has become crystal clear that the glass ceiling is still very much an obstacle in the professional careers of most women.

Thankfully, women like Serena Saitas — the founder of Crash the Glass — has a researched and groundbreaking plan to change that.

This past Wednesday, April 18th, Crash the Glass held their first Los Angeles panel in West Hollywood, at which Serena Saitas was the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion with four professional female entrepreneurs.

Saitas started by explaining in her speech that women, who ironically drive 70-80% of household spending, hold less than 20% of C-Suite roles (aka C-level executive positions like CEO, COO, etc.) in corporate America…

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By Anna Buckley
Anna Buckley