As Executive Director, Allyson Zimmermann leads the Catalyst Europe office and is responsible for shaping the strategy for Catalyst’s continued growth and member engagement in Europe.
Since 2007, Ms. Zimmermann has been instrumental in building Catalyst’s presence and member base in Europe. Working with leading global organizations, she supports Catalyst members in creating more inclusive workplaces so all talent can advance.
Ms. Zimmermann delivers master classes, workshops and advisory sessions across a variety of topics relating to the advancement of women and inclusive workplaces—within Europe and globally, and is often quoted in the media. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of sponsorship, engaging men, gender/unconscious bias, inclusive leadership, ERGs and work-life effectiveness. Working across all industries, her areas of expertise include women in leadership, talent management, organizational change, and leadership engagement.
Having lived and worked in over five countries, Ms. Zimmermann has extensive global experience to offer Catalyst members. As a citizen of Switzerland and the US, she currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ms. Zimmermann holds a BA in Communications and German from the University of Minnesota. Outside of Catalyst, she is also a personal coach.