Brande Stellings leads Catalyst's Corporate Board Services, which works to advance gender diversity in corporate boardrooms around the world. Ms. Stellings joined Catalyst in 2005, in its global strategic consulting practice, where she conducted engagements for professional services firms and advised Fortune 500 companies on the creation and implementation of business-driven diversity and inclusion strategies, with a focus on the advancement of women. Ms. Stellings speaks frequently to corporate audiences and the media as an expert on women’s leadership and diversity. She has been quoted in publications including Fortune, PBS NewsHour, The New Republic, BusinessWeek and the American Lawyer,
Ms. Stellings practiced law at NBC Universal Inc., where she served as Vice President, Litigation, and was co-leader of the award-winning New York/New Jersey chapter of the GE Women's Network and a member of NBC Universal's Affinity Council. Prior to NBC, she worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a litigation associate. Ms. Stellings received her JD cum laude from the Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Yale College.
Ms. Stellings serves on the Board of Directors of Legal Momentum (The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund) and the Akanksha Fund Inc,, which supports education in India. She formerly chaired (2007-2010) Women in the Profession, a committee of the New York City Bar Association.