Prior to founding her own company in 2018, Cate spent the last sixteen years in financial services leading various efforts around women internally and externally. She led the internal employee women’s group at both HSBC (North America) and JPMorgan (EMEA) respectively and spearheaded the development of the Women’s MD Forums at both. Cate has been an Advisory Board member of her organisation’s respective D&I committees representing women for the last 10 years, building and launching the HSBC – Girls Inc. National Mentoring Program. Given her global role, Cate had the opportunity to lead panels, sessions and events around the world with female, and male, employees focused on gender diversity and parity. She was regularly asked to champion women’s initiatives and act as spokesperson for HSBC. Externally, Cate is an executive sponsor of the Women in Finance Mentoring Program for the University of Maryland as well as Adele’s Circle of Women. She is a member of the American Banker Young Women’s Leadership Award Advisory Board and has spoken at numerous events and organizations globally in support of women in the workplace.