Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chapter Meeting February 10th: Cate Goethals

6:30 - 8pm at Sightlife (221 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109).

Our speaker is Cate Goethals, adjunct professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business. She will be talking about business principles, and women's leadership and empowerment as a solutions to poverty. 


Cate Goethals' Bio:

Passionate about the power of women and business to make the world a better place, Cate Goethals is the founder/director of three global programs. “Half the Sky” Women’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship inspires undergraduates to make a difference through meetings with dynamic leaders and role models all over India. The MBA Global Consulting Program is a win-win initiative that pairs teams of MBAs with the grassroots managers of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, helping them to scale their collective businesses. The students are able to expand their skills, SEWA obtains high-level strategy advice. The Woman to Woman program connects U.S. professionals with grassroots business professionals in India for mentorship relationships.

Consultant and a longtime adjunct professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, Cate has served as an MBA Leadership Coach and created more than a dozen classes focused on women’s leadership, culture and communications, international business and, most recently, global health and development. Cate’s “Women at the Top” course was named as one of the 10 Most 
Innovative MBA courses of 2010 by Forbes. Cate also redesigned and led the MBA Global Business Forum for four years, hosting dozens of sessions on commerce around the globe and bringing together MBA students and more than 200 global business leaders. A significant focus of the forum was the intersection of business and global development.

An award-winning writer and teacher, Cate holds two passports and has worked in five countries. In the U.S., Cate’s clients have included Boeing, Microsoft and Russell Investments. In the UK, she directed the Economy of the Imagination and Music and Technology programs for the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), where she is a Fellow. Among other community work, she chairs the Advisory Board for ICONLeaders, an organization connecting the high-level skills of graduate students and professionals in the U.S. with projects in Panama and other countries. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Collective Changes, a vast global network of women mentors.

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