A Common Ground Conversation with Janeen Saltman

We’re proud to salute another pioneering woman in real estate, as part of our ongoing Common Ground campaign for Gender Equality. Janeen Saltman is the founder & president of JKS Events, an international full-service event company. Like all of our Common Ground trailblazers, Janeen has paved a successful path for so many other women to follow. We encourage you to take a few moments to watch Janeen’s videos, to hear her inspiring story and encouraging words!

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Janeen Saltman

Janeen Saltman, Founder & President, JKS Events

After graduating from New York University, Janeen Saltman started her career in real estate advertising and marketing. She quickly rose through the ranks, with her natural talent for planning and hosting events becoming her signature. Based on her experience, knowledge, and party planning skills, Janeen launched JKS Events, an international full-service event company, in 1999. Since then, she has overseen tremendous growth in the scope and scale of the business, all while maintaining the attention to detail and client focus of a boutique firm. AS a result, Janeen’s unparalleled creativity and drive have garnered rave reviews from clients in all industries, including commercial real estate companies, PR firms, advertising agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and not-for-profits.

It was a delight to chat with Janeen for our Common Ground campaign! Also, it was great to hear about her career, role models, and her advice and encouragement for other women. Click on any or all of the videos below to see for yourself.

How did you get your start in the industry?

Do you have any role models in the industry, or someone who influenced you in a significant way in the field?

What are some obstacles or challenges you faced along the way on your career path?

In what ways do you think gender inequality impacts women in your field?

So, have you seen changes in gender equality since you started in the field?

How do you think we can maintain the momentum of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and conversations, especially within your industry?

What are some milestones or achievements you can share from your career?

Is there something you would still like to accomplish in your career?

What advice would you give to women who may be starting out, trying to break in, or trying to advance in the field?

Last question, on a more lighthearted note: what’s the last great book you read or show you binged?

Janeen, congratulations on your successful career and accomplishments! Thank you for sharing your experience, unique perspective and insights, and encouraging words and advice. We salute Janeen and are honored to feature her as part of our Pace Common Ground Trailblazers series. Here’s to every achievement earned, every milestone passed, and every glass ceiling shattered!