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.
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.”
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.”