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Triangle Business Journal Women in Business Award Honoree Julie Gates

Honored for outstanding contributions as a workplace inspiration and community volunteer.

March 25, 2021, DURHAM, N.C., – TransLoc Director of Communications & Policy, Julie Gates, was recognized with a “Women in Business Award” from the Triangle Business Journal, a leading provider of business news for North Carolina’s Triangle area.

The Women in Business Awards recognizes outstanding women in the Triangle area with significant accomplishments in business and community service. Recipients represent the best in professional accomplishment, leadership, and development. This year’s winners were selected from a group of roughly 200 nominees.

“Julie is a critically important part of our organization. She enriches the lives and careers of our team members with her extensive communications background and unwavering support and positive attitude,” said TransLoc VP of Marketing, Communications, and Strategy Ron Cygnarowicz. “Julie’s contributions to TransLoc are highly valued and overshadowed, only, by her commitment to community and equity advocacy. We are immensely proud to have Julie on our team.”

As Director of Communications and Policy, Julie has proved to be an integral part of the leadership team at TransLoc. Fiercely dedicated to creating a positive and inspirational work environment, Julie advocates for the success of everyone around her. Julie’s positivity radiates throughout her organization, with colleagues stating it “beams through her work, her teams and leadership.” Over the last year she has fine-tuned the workload of her employees, improved company efficiency, and added new work streams to support the business. A deliberate strategist, Julie calmly steers companies through unexpected events and forecasts three steps ahead so they can prepare for what’s next. Julie’s knack for all things communication has helped TransLoc earn news coverage in top tier media like Forbes, Inc. Magazine and WIRED.

Beyond her extensive list of professional accomplishments, Julie uses her influence to drive equity and uplift the lives of others outside of work as well. An award-winning radio broadcaster, she successfully lobbied for pay equity and a seat at the table for women at a time when they were often relegated to the role of sidekick. She has helped raise over $4.5 million for Duke Children’s Hospital, Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, facilitated an apartment for an unhoused Raleigh man, and raised money to furnish the apartment of a person displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Julie Gates and other winners will be recognized during an award ceremony in May and profiled in the May 14 subscriber edition of Triangle Business Journal.


About TransLoc
TransLoc delivers a one-stop-shop for transit providers seeking transit orchestration solutions. Recognized by Fast Company for its innovative technology, today TransLoc’s intelligent transportation software portfolio includes flexible demand response, fixed route systems, and planning services, providing software and services for more than 1500 transit providers worldwide. Powering more than 600 million annual rides, TransLoc’s fixed route and on-demand systems are at the core of both cities and towns, and on university and business campuses. TransLoc has collectively partnered with agencies to deliver the highest level of service and win the confidence of the riding public for more than a decade.

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