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Katica Roy is an ambassador for gender equity in the workplace and beyond. She is a gender economist and the CEO and founder of Denver-based Pipeline, an award-winning SaaS platform that leverages artificial intelligence to identify and drive economic gains through gender equity. Pipeline launched the first gender equity app on Salesforce’s AppExchange.
Melding her personal background with her professional expertise, Katica founded Pipeline using data science and technology to change the way companies view gender equity. A former programmer, user interface/user experience designer, and data analytics expert, Katica harnesses her unique combination of skills at Pipeline to bridge the gender equity gap, providing businesses a fresh perspective around gender bias in the workforce and the data and tactical roadmap to eliminate it.
An award-winning business leader with more than two decades of experience in technology, healthcare, and financial services, Katica is credited as a rare combination of expertise in and passion for gender equity, people analytics, and sales operations.
Katica is driven by a passion to eradicate economic inequality and champions the rights of refugees, women, and children. She pours her knowledge and unique lens into several community and global initiatives, including as a former board member of Edge of Seven and Isabella Bird Community School, and a current board member of the University of San Francisco’s Women in Leadership and Philanthropy, Book Trust, and University of Denver’s Colorado Women’s College, a member of the CU Leeds Women’s Council, and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, as well as a 2018 Colorado Governors’ Fellow.
Katica is also an industry entrepreneur, thought-leader, and frequent editorial contributor and speaker. In 2017 was named a Luminary by the Colorado Technology Association and in 2018 was named a Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and a finalist in the Denver Business Journal’s 2018 Outstanding Women in Business.
Fixing the Leaky Pipeline
Many believe gender equity is a social issue; the economics tell us gender equity is an opportunity. Beyond the immediate social injustice, a lack of gender equity causes off spouts and cracks in the workforce pipeline where missed opportunities for potential investment in female employees leads instead to their departure, to a lower level of females in the labor force, and overall decreased levels of leveraging talented women. We have a leaky pipeline — one that costs the U.S. trillions of dollars.
- Address the pipeline problem and expand your economic footprint
- Become a talent magnet and tap into 100% of the talent pool
- Realize the opportunity for growth and innovation
Why We Need Men in the Gender Equity Conversation
In the pursuit of equity for all, we need voices from all. According to UNESDOC, “Gender equity means fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs.” A gender equity conversation without men in a monologue, creating lopsided solutions that don’t serve individuals where their needs are. The 2-way, gender equity conversation plays out across every aspect of life; however, the aspects tend to converge in one arena: the workplace.
- Break down binary gender descriptions holding everyone back from realizing true potential
- Drive innovation and growth for your organization
- Create a halo of benefits outside workplace walls
The Economic Impact of Gender Inequity to your Country, Region, State or Industry
Using geographic and industry-specific data and research, this customized talk shows how gender inequity equals a constricted economic pie: not just for women, but for everyone. Learn the interplay and impact of gender inequity and economics and how you can bend the trend for the benefit of all.
- Understand the interplay of economics and gender equity: education attainment, labor force participation and pay
- Define how your country, region, state or industry stacks up
- Clearly identify where your country, region, state or industry can reorient efforts toward a more favorable trajectory for your community
When We Make It All About Women, We Leave Out the Other Half of the Story
The gender equity conversation is often mired by the wrong approach — is it an issue or an opportunity? At a time when women are the breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households with children, Katica Roy shares how our communities suffer when we underinvest in our female workforce both now and in the future. From education to innovation, debt to social security, poverty to healthcare, a common thread exists in the effort to improve performance in all of these: gender equity in the workforce. As communities, as people, we all benefit when we keep women in the workforce and we invest in them in ways specific to their needs. Let’s take a closer look.
- Learn why gender equity is about equity for all
- Illuminate your path toward equity for all and the immediate benefits of pursuing it
- Explain the intersectionality of gender inequity through the lens of economics
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Revenue
The Future of Revenue is about utilizing artificial intelligence to enable employers to make decisions to maximize the potential of their workforce. When 78% of CEOs say gender equity is one of their top 10 priorities while only 22% of employees say that gender diversity is regularly measured and shared, the leaky workforce pipeline is not being addressed and leaving financial returns on the table. So how do employers identify the cracks in the workforce pipeline and improve their financial performance?
In this talk, Katica Roy, explains how she’s built a robust, data-driven platform using advanced technology, including artificial intelligence, to ensure equitable decisions and eradicate bias in human capital decisions that leads to improved financial performance for the organization, as well as, growth for the individual.
- "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
- “Thank you very much for serving as a featured speaker at our 2018 Boulder Economic Summit. The program attracted our largest audience to date, and your professional insights and engaging presentation were valuable contributions to the overall success of the event - as well as being directly impactful for many of our attendees.” Karen L. Kruse VP for Finance and COO, Boulder Chamber
- “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
- “In her talk to the Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Outstanding Women in Business finalists, Katica Roy was expert and 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. The Outstanding Women came away from her talk enlightened and motivated to do their part to change the tide. It was inspiring to witness.” Pete Casillas President & Publisher, Denver Business Journal
- “As a female executive, the data compiled by Pipeline on the global gender equity gap, in and of itself, is compelling and a catalyst for immediate change. When you layer on the economics and opportunity cost (additional GDP, spending power and ROI) we are leaving on the table, it becomes a no brainer. We need to act; each of us individually to make a collective difference. Given her background as a human resource 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 Senior Vice President, Human Resources, IHS Markit
- “Katica's thought-provoking lecture on gender equality in the workplace, and her powerful vision for the future of women was simply inspiring. 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