Recognized as one of the most influential women in Mexico by CNN-Expansion, began her professional career at NCR Corporation and worked for Mexico and Latin America, Middle East and Africa region.
Since 1995 she has worked for the travel industry, In Sabre Travel Network and Sabre Holdings in different positions, including regional responsibilities for Latin America and the Caribbean, and it the CIO HDQ office with Global Responsibilities. She was also CEO of JV Sabre Mexico reporting to a board of directors from Aeromexico, Mexicana and Sabre.
In March 2010 President Calderon appointed her as Minister of Tourism and the Tourism board
Under her leadership the National Agreement for Tourism was created and signed on Feb 28, 2011. An unprecedented initiative with a key strategic plan that aligned the entire country and sector, including the Federal Government, all Mexican states, the Congress, Senators, Unions, Academia and all representatives from private sector.
In 2012 thanks to the leadership of Mexico for the first time in history, Travel and Tourism and its contribution to the economic growth of nations was included in the G20 leaders declaration of los Cabos Mexico. An important milestone for the industry worldwide that gave Gloria the recognition of G20 pioneer.
During her time at Government Mexico faced the impact of the worst financial and economic crisis, in addition to H1N1 outbreak and the challenged in Security. Under her leadership, Mexico was able to turn around the situation from a constant loss of tourists to a growth path that broke new records with the highest numbers in 2011 and 2012 with more than 200 million travelers domestic and international.
Gloria received the Good Neighbor Award from the US-Mexico Chamber and Virtuoso awarded Mexico the BEST Tourism board due the successful branding and reposition efforts
She holds a BS Computer Science and MBA from Kellogg School of Business.. Currently is a contributor to the World Economic Forum, Harvard University and World Tourism Think Tank, she also offers consulting services to different countries and destinations around the world on Travel Destination DNA and private equity investments.