Brande Stellings leads Advisory Services—consisting of Catalyst’s Consulting Services as well as its Corporate Board Services— which works closely with companies to accelerate the advancement of women through the pipeline to leadership and the boardroom. She 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. Brande speaks to corporate audiences and is quoted frequently in the media, including Fortune, PBS NewsHour, The New York Times, and the American Lawyer, as an expert on women’s leadership and diversity.
Brande 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.
Brande serves on the Advisory Board of DirectWomen (Accelerating Board Opportunities for Women) and 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. Brande received her JD cum laude from the Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Yale College. Brande is an avid traveler and has visited over 30 countries.