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Ms. Deborah Gillis

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Local Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Catalyst Inc
120 Wall Street
New York , New York 10005
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit corporate membership research and advisory organization working globally with businesses and the professions to...   more

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"Because there have been so many ..., 16 Jan 2015 [cached]
"Because there have been so many men in visible leadership roles the idea of what leadership looks like tends to be stereotypically male," said Deborah Gillis, Catalyst's chief executive.
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Deborah Gillis is a founding board member for the All in Together Campaign, Inc.
Deborah Gillis
President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst
Deborah Gillis is President & Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working to change workplaces and improve lives by advancing women into business leadership.
Ms. Gillis brings a unique blend of strategic vision, operational savvy, and advocacy to her position. Her distinguished career at Catalyst includes roles as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Membership and Global Operations, where she led Catalyst's global growth strategy and expansion into India and Australia. Ms. Gillis joined Catalyst in 2006 to lead Catalyst Canada and became Vice President, North America, in 2008, introducing a new global membership model which enabled Catalyst to support members and their operations around the world. She initiated Catalyst Canada's signature event, the Catalyst Canada Honours, paying tribute to champions of women's advancement to leadership in corporate Canada, and she instituted the Catalyst Connects series of events, in which senior executive women share their inspiring stories. In anticipation of the current attention to board diversity challenges in Canada, she led Catalyst's initiative to increase women in the boardroom, resulting in the successful launch of the Catalyst Accord and Catalyst's first acquisition, Women On Board®.
Prior to Catalyst, Ms. Gillis spent more than 20 years advising decision-makers in the public and private sectors, including management roles in two multi-national firms.
Ms. Gillis is a recognized advocate and expert on expanding opportunities for women and business. She is frequently quoted in the media globally, including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNBC, CNN, The Globe and Mail, and Economic Times, on issues related to talent and women's leadership. She regularly addresses senior leaders around the world in a variety of business, academic, and public policy venues.
Deborah Gillis
Catalyst calls for women on 25 percent of FP500 boards - Network of Executive Women, 9 Mar 2012 [cached]
"The Catalyst Accord is more than a call to action -- it closes the loop,†said Deborah Gillis, senior vice president, membership and global operations for Catalyst.
"If every FP500 company commits to filling a vacant board seat with one qualified woman, we can easily achieve at least 25 percent representation by 2017,†Gillis said.
Board of Directors |, 6 Jan 2015 [cached]
Deborah Gillis
President & CEO
January 5, 2015 by Deborah Gillis
Levo League presents "Office Hours" with Deborah Gillis
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January 5, 2015 by Deborah Gillis
Levo League presents "Office Hours" with Deborah Gillis
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