Our world is 257 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.
Fixing the Leaky Pipeline
We have a leaky pipeline — one that costs the US trillions of dollars. Many believe gender equity is a social issue, but the economics tell us gender equity is an opportunity. Beyond injustice, a lack of gender equity creates spouts in the workforce pipeline. Missed opportunities for potential investment in female employees leads to their early departure and decreased levels of leveraging talented women.
Why We Need Men in the Gender Equity Conversation
The Economic Impact of Gender Inequity to your Country, Region, State or Industry
Using geographic and industry-specific data and research, this customized talk demonstrates how gender inequity constricts the economic pie—and not only for women, but for everyone. Learn the economic impact of gender inequity and discover how you can bend the arc of history for the benefit of all.
When We Make It All About Women, We Leave Out the Other Half of the Story
The gender equity conversation is often mired by the wrong approach — is it an issue or an opportunity? At a time when women are the breadwinners in 40% of US households with children, this talk will explain how our communities suffer when we underinvest in the female workforce. From education to innovation, debt to social security, poverty to healthcare, a common thread exists in the effort to improve performance: gender equity in the workforce. As communities and as individuals, we all benefit when we keep women in the workforce. Let’s take a closer look.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Revenue
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.
“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.”
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!"
Chairperson, 2019 International Women's Day Committee
“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
Past Speaking Engagements
JP Morgan/BCG | Women in Leadership
Denver Business Journal
Stanford | Motherhood & Work
Fast Company Innovation Festival
Worth | Women & Worth Virtual Summit
Remote Future Summit
Entrepreneur's Organization | EO Impact Day
Denver Startup Week
Fortune | Black Mothers in the Workplace
The Information | 2020 WTF Summit
Google's Annual Women's Summit
Collision Conference at Home
University of Denver
YWCA | Economic RecovHERy
Bold Women. Change History. The Summit.
The Hill | Work Redefined
G7 | Women's Forum
The Women's Foundation of Colorado
Globe Women | 2020 Colloquium On Global Diversity
The AI Summit | New York
Web Summit | Lisbon
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 & Philantropy Spring Symposium
Edelman | The Trust Divide
Colorado Springs International Women's Day
CES, P&G Myths Holding Female Entrepreneurs Back
The Atlantic’s Future of Work2018 Cisco Live
ICA Cristo Rey Academy
Cherwell Global Conference
Techstars Impact Austin
Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
The HR100 Annual Summit
Microsoft Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
WFF Executive Summit
Johnson & Johnson, Annual Leadership Forum at Silver Bay
Salesforce, Enhanced Us
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
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.”
Vice President/Local Markets at American City Business Journals
“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.”
Chief People and Culture Officer at Zayo Group
“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."