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Our world is 268 years away from closing the global economic intersectional gender equity gap. Despite well-intentioned initiatives to close the gap, progress has failed to materialize fast enough. Women are 50% of the world’s population yet lead a mere 18% of firms globally.

Sustaining this level of intersectional gender inequity creates adverse conditions for women, men, and the global economy. But it doesn’t have to be this way. 

Using the tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we have the power to close the intersectional gender equity gap in this lifetime. The question is not “Can we close the gap?” It’s “Will we?” Whether or not you believe intersectional gender equity is a social issue, we cannot deny that it’s a massive economic opportunity—to the tune of $12 trillion globally. 

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Speaker Bio

As CEO and founder of award-winning SaaS company Pipeline™, Katica Roy is committed to closing the intersectional gender equity gap in our lifetime. The Pipeline™ platform was named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019 and Fast Company’s 2020 World’s Most Innovative Companies

A gender economist, former Fortune 500 global executive, programmer, and data scientist with more than two decades of experience in technology, healthcare, and financial services, Katica fought for pay equity twice—and won—with the help of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Driven by her mission to eradicate economic inequality, Katica is credited as a rare combination of expertise in and passion for intersectional gender equity, people analytics, and sales operations. She pours her knowledge and unique lens into several community and global initiatives, including as a former board member of Edge of Seven, Isabella Bird Community School, and Book Trust. She is a current board member of the University of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership and Philanthropy and a member of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado. In 2017, Katica was named a Luminary by Colorado Technology; in 2018, she served as a Colorado Governors’ Fellow; and in 2019, Katica was named a Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and awarded Entrepreneur of the Year from the Stevie® Women in Business Awards.

She is also an industry entrepreneur, thought leader, and frequent editorial contributor and speaker. Katica’s articles have been published by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Forbes, Bloomberg, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, The Hill, The Advocate, Salesforce, and Morning Consult. In 2019, her articles garnered over 1 billion impressions.


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“Katica is truly an expert in all things related to gender equity, both quantitative and qualitative. Not only is she an engaging and motivating speaker, she includes the WHY and the vision for a brighter future of gender equity.”

-Stacey Hawes
 President, Epsilon Data Practice


"I am delighted to say that Katica Roy’s keynote presentation at this event was outstanding and exceeded our every expectation. Her presentation was enlightening and inspiring as she moved everyone to action, knowing that the future truly depends upon what we do!" 

-Lynette Jones
Chairperson, 2019 International Women's Day Committee

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“The program [2018 Boulder Economic Summit] attracted our largest audience to date, and [Katica’s] professional insights and engaging presentation were valuable to the overall success of the event.”

-Karen L. Kruse
VP for Finance and COO, Boulder Chamber

Featured TV Appearances
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Past Speaking Engagements 


  • Halcyon Group | Annual Global Women in Leadership Summit 

  • Practical ESG | Collecting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Data: What to Measure & Why

  • Women Transforming Technology Conference

  • SXSW | Gender Equity in Upskilling = Economic Recovery

  • Horasis USA Meeting 2022 | Shaping America’s Role in a Post-Pandemic World

  • Women's Foundation of Alabama | Clearing the Path 

  • Bloomberg New Economy Forum | Gateway Latin America

  • EQL:HER at London Tech Week | Building a better future 

  • The Next Web Conference | Female-founder interview

  • Collision Conference | Diversity in tech

  • Women Impact Tech | Denver Conference

  • Power Up Conference | Innovating Equity

  • California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls | Economic expert


  • Clubhouse | Equal Pay Day in the U.S.

  • The Female Quotient | Equity Lounge In Commemoration of Equal Pay Day

  • Kaufman Inclusion Group Meeting

  • SHE Global | S.H.E. Summit  "Whole-Life Leadership" Coaching Call

  • BNP Paribas | The $2 Trillion Question: How To Close The Gender Equity Gap - And Why It Matters For Everyone's Economic Prosperity

  • Canopy Advisory Fireside Chat | The Next 4 Years: How the Biden Administration Will (or Won’t) Shape your Organization’s Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Liberty Global | International Women's Day

  • HBR | Six Strategies for Moving the Needle on Gender Equity

  • Worth | Women and Worth Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  • The AI Summit NY

  • Chat4Change | The Great Resignation: Why Work Isn’t Working for Women

  • Thomas Reuters Foundation Trust Conference | The business case for inclusive economies

  • Bloomberg | New Economy Forum

  • Web Summit | How AI will help close the gender equity gap

  • Techonomy | Can We Bring Women Back to the Post-Covid Workforce?

  • AccelerateHER

  • Fast Co. Innovation Festival

  • APEC IAP | Women's Representation in Leadership Workshop


  • JP Morgan/BCG | Women in Leadership

  • Gartner

  • Denver Business Journal

  • The AI Summit | The Virtual AI Summit New York

  • G100 Women’s Leadership Acceleration

  • National Partnership | Business Working Group for Gender Equity

  • Fortune | Why Diversity and Inclusion Data Matter in a World of Stakeholder Capitalism

  • Accenture | Equity in Innovation

  • Techstars Keynote | Diversity, equity, and inclusion: a data-driven way to future-proof your organization

  • Watermark | Webinar Series: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace with Katica Roy

  • Fast Company | How to Support Working Parents and Increase Business Performance in the Age of COVID

  • Techstars | Gender Equality is critical for our society and economy: How you can begin to take action

  • Making a Difference From your Couch | LIVE Q&A with Katica Roy

  • Stanford | Motherhood & Work

  • Working Mother

  • Watermark

  • Fast Company Innovation Festival

  • Worth | Women & Worth Virtual Summit

  • Mother Honestly

  • Remote Future Summit

  • Entrepreneur's Organization | EO Impact Day

  • Denver Startup Week

  • Fortune | Black Mothers in the Workplace

  • The Information | 2020 WTF Summit

  • History Colorado

  • Google's Annual Women's Summit


  • Collision Conference at Home

  • EPIC

  • University of Denver

  • Techonomy

  • YWCA | Economic RecovHERy

  • TechStars Foundercon 

  • Bold Women | Change History. The Summit.

  • The Hill | Work Redefined

  • G7 | Women's Forum

  • The Women's Foundation of Colorado

  • Mursion

  • Ellevate

  • Globe Women | 2020 Colloquium On Global Diversity

2019 + Earlier

  • SXSW

  • The AI Summit | New York

  • Web Summit | Lisbon

  • Harvest Summit

  • ScaleUp Summit

  • Biennial of the Americas

  • Center for Talent Innovation

  • The Atlantic Festival

  • weVenture | Impact Summit

  • Bloomberg Live | Breakaway CEO Summit

  • Wall Street Journal’s Future of Work: London

  • Boulder Startup Week

  • Watermark Innovation Conference

  • ASU GSV Summit

  • Bloomberg Equality Summit 

  • University of San Francisco | Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Spring Symposium

  • Edelman | The Trust Divide

  • Colorado Springs International Women's Day

  • SaaStr Annual 

  • Culturati Summit

  • CES, P&G Myths Holding Female Entrepreneurs Back

  •  The Atlantic’s Future of Work

  • 2018 Cisco Live

  • CWBA 

  • ICA Cristo Rey Academy

  • Salesforce’s Dreamforce

  • Cherwell Global Conference

  • Techstars Impact Austin

  • Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

  • The HR100 Annual Summit

  • Microsoft Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging 

  • WFF Executive Summit

  • Ciena Cares

  • Johnson & Johnson, Annual Leadership Forum at Silver Bay

  • Salesforce, Enhanced Us

  • CiscoLive!

  • GlobalMindED 2018

  • Microsoft | Keynote for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Event

  • Boulder Economic Summit

  • Rise Together Women's Conference

  • Leadership California | The Legacy of Leadership Awards

  • Salesforce Accelerate Program

  • CU Leeds Wild Summit

  • SendGrid Diversity Week

  • University of San Francisco, Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Spring Symposium

  • ACG San Francisco

  • Evoso Live

  • SXSW

  • General Assembly

  • Salesforce Accelerate Launch Party & Industry Panel

  • Extraordinary Women Connect | The Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women


“Katica Roy was an expert in describing both quantitative and qualitative factors that conspire to create a lack of pay equity amongst the sexes in today’s workplace. Katica was smart, direct, and engaging. It was inspiring to witness.” 

-Pete Casillas
Vice President/Local Markets at American City Business Journals

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“Given her background as an executive and data scientist, Pipeline’s founder, Katica Roy is uniquely positioned to lead the company to success in resolving the gender equity gap and capitalizing on this underutilized capacity.” 

-Julie Tschida-Brown
Chief People and Culture Officer at Zayo Group

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“Katica possesses deep knowledge and credibility on gender equality and does more than just present the facts, she enlightens and inspires for change. It was a presentation that will not be forgotten and should be a prerequisite for any new or existing company looking to better their culture or grow their bottom line." 

-Shelby Carlson
COO & Co-Founder AdCellerant

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