Cathy is a global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) leader with over 30 years' experience in human resources, learning and development, and 15 years’ experience specializing in DEI. A consultant in the field, she is also a Professor for the Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion and a faculty member at the University of Toronto Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Graduate Diploma. She is the co-editor of the newsletter for the Centre for Global Inclusion, and an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks.
Previously, Cathy helped to establish the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). In her tenure at CCDI, she led the consulting and measurement portfolios, the learning portfolio, and the research and knowledge services portfolio. Cathy has delivered over 450 speaking/learning engagements, has lectured at colleges and universities across Canada, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences and events.
The author of five of CCDI’s toolkits, Cathy has also written or co-written 25 major research reports, including the only national benchmarking study on supplier diversity in Canada. She has had dozens of publications and media appearances including CBC News, Talent Canada, HR Professional, PeopleTalk, HR UpDate, HUMANCapital, HR Saskatchewan, Municipal World, Supply Chain Canada, and the UK’s Equal Opportunities Review.