Katie spends many hours mentoring the women within her own group and across the Firm. She strongly encourages the women she mentors to take a seat at the proverbial table, to be transparent about their own ambitions, and to invest in both knowledge and networking. In the group she leads, more than half the assets are run by women portfolio managers, and she makes efforts to formally and informally connect women to one another, and to other influential leaders in the industry. Additionally, she has conducted various research efforts at the firm that focus on women’s roles in the global economy. One of her studies helped create the first global financing facility dedicated to women, conducted in partnership with the International Finance Corporation. Outside of the firm, Katie is very dedicated to building the industry-wide pipeline of female talent, through investing in the programs and resources to encourage female undergraduates to pursue careers in finance and investing. She is actively involved in the “Girls Who Invest” program both through Goldman Sachs and her alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.