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San Francisco Business Times: Influential Women 2023

San Francisco Business Times -

Alicia Weber

Executive Vice President & CFO, Delta Dental of California and Affiliates
 

  • Age: 59
  • Education: B.S. Business Administration, California State University, Chico
  • Born: Colusa, Calif.
     

Biggest impact on your life: Coming from an immigrant background, my parents have had a big impact and influence on my life and who I am. They wanted a better life for their kids, and they did everything to ensure that including putting us above themselves. My mom grew up as a migrant worker, and my dad as a field hand. Each of us kids went to work with my dad in the fields picking tomatoes during a summer, this was my first job. It helped me appreciate my family's humble beginnings and taught me the meaning of hard work.

Industry entry point: Originally in college, I was a computer science major. After having some difficulty with the coursework, I pivoted to an accounting class which led me to my current career path. Along the way, I was lucky because I had support and mentors who believed in me more than I believed in myself. They challenged me and helped instill confidence and self-assurance in me.

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