Last year, Cate left a senior career in finance, where she was a powerful supporter of women’s inclusion, to focus on advancing and connecting women across all industries, ages, levels and backgrounds through her new company, Luminary, a collaboration hub for professional women and women-identified to advance their careers, further develop their skills and expand their networks. At Luminary, Cate is committed to nurturing and advancing women’s careers, businesses, economic opportunities and aspirations, while also welcoming male allies. Luminary offers a robust 10 for 1 scholarship programme and partners with many non-profits and organisations across NYC. Cate has driven her organisation’s partnership with other spaces and communities throughout the US to deliver greater collaboration, including Ellevate, The Well, Six Degrees Society as well as WE.NYC, where she acts as a Mentor, and Girls Inc., where she is a National Board Member, a Board Member for WaterAid, and on the Advisory Board for Girls Inc NYC. Cate enjoys mentoring dozens of young women, helping them to start and scale their businesses as well advance their careers for those in the corporate workforce. She recently started a Female Founders Support Group, and holds ‘office hours’ open to women. She is a regular event speaker on gender diversity and often writes pieces on leadership and D&I for the press including Fast Company and Forbes.