Book Katica

GENDER ECONOMIST AND INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Keynote Topics
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Speaker Bio

Katica Roy is committed to closing the intersectional gender equity gap in our lifetime.

 

 

Katica Roy is a gender economist, former Global 500 global executive, programmer, data scientist, and the CEO and founder of an award-winning SaaS company, Pipeline. CNN, CBS, Bloomberg, Cheddar, MarketWatch, and Yahoo Finance have sought Katica for her sharp and unconventional take on the day’s headlines. 

 

She’s interviewed President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senators Booker and Gillibrand, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Canadian Pay Equity Commissioner Karen Jensen, Sophia Bush, Eve Rodsky, Gretchen Carlson, and Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings.

 

Her high-octane, visionary articles have been published by the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg, NBC, Entrepreneur, The Hill, The Advocate, Harvard Business Review, and Morning Consult. Her articles have garnered over 2.9 billion impressions

 

In 2017 Katica was named a Luminary by the Colorado Technology Association; in 2018 a Colorado Governors' Fellow; in 2019 a Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and the Stevie Entrepreneur of the Year (Gold Award); in 2020 the Colorado Entrepreneur of the Year; in 2022 a LinkedIn Top Influencer for gender equity. She is a member of Fast Company’s Impact Council and Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum.
 

As the daughter of an immigrant and refugee, Katica is driven by a passion to eradicate economic inequality and champions the rights of refugees, women, and children. Katica fought for pay equity twice—and won—with the help of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

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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

Praise
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"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 

2022

  • 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

  • Techonomy Health & Wealth of our Planet | Gender equity & climate change 

  • Propelify | Why Post-Roe Gender Equity Starts in the Workplace

  • Thomson Reuters Foundation Trust Conference | Gender equity in the global south

  • Web Summit | Tech's role in overcoming employer bias

  • Women's Forum Global Meeting

  • AI Summit New York

2021

  • 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

2020

  • 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

  • SOCAP

  • 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

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“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