Katy Breitenbach joined Catalyst in January 2011 to support the organization in advancing their diversity and inclusion efforts to create positive change for women and other diverse groups. As a Member Relations Director based in Chicago, Ms. Breitenbach is dedicated to recruiting, developing, and supporting Catalyst member organizations across the Midwestern Region. Ms. Breitenbach also sits on the Catalyst Speaker’s Bureau and frequently speaks at corporate events and conferences. As a public speaker, Ms. Breitenbach’s areas of expertise are sponsorship, engaging men, working across generations, and navigating the unwritten rules in the workplace.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Ms. Breitenbach worked in relationship management and global management consulting. She has worked with leading global organizations across a range of industries, including information technology, professional services, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, and consumer goods. Ms. Breitenbach received her B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Policy and Relations with minors in Communication, Environmental Policy and Politics, Organizational Leadership Supervision and Peace Studies from Purdue University.