Kate Byrne – Chief Executive Officer, KatapultX, Editor of WomenAdvancing.org
Kate Byrne grows things; people, businesses, movements. Her career marries her love of media, the power of technology and the impact of heart to help people and business be forces for good. The Stanford grad is a trusted voice and cross-sector translator, a gifted rainmaker and team builder. Byrne has a successful track record as a well respected executive leader at blue chip brands such as SOCAP Global, Businessweek, Inc, Fast Company, Tides, and the George Lucas Education Foundation. In her role as CEO of Katapult X, she levels her skills to the global scene, by building the new impact ecosystem’s global community platform. Her creativity and strategic acumen in building vanguard products won her recognition on the coveted Folio Most Influential Media Leaders list. She is the Co-Founder of the Stewardship Circle for the Next Economy leading efforts to make the impact ecosystem more efficient, equitable and broad reaching. An advocate for women and girls, Byrne is the Editor for Media Village’s WomenAdvancing.org, former President of the UN Women SF Board, Commissioner for the Marin Women’s Commission and co Chair for the Marin Teen Girls Conference. She loves travel, hiking, scuba diving, music, dancing, yoga, and her family (both the two-leggeds and the four-leggeds).