Laura Sabattini, Ph.D., has extensive expertise on issues of work-life effectiveness, talent management strategies, and barriers to women's workplace advancement, with a focus on global perspectives and variations. As Chair of the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee, Dr. Sabattini heads an interdepartmental and cross-functional team that assesses global initiatives through multiple evaluation phases. The Committee considers a range of D&I and business approaches across industries.
Since joining Catalyst, Dr. Sabattini has lead and supported a variety of research projects, and authored several Catalyst reports and research tools including The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership and Beyond Generational Differences: Bridging Gender and Generational Diversity at Work. She also authored the series on Unwritten Rules to Advancement and Expanding Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia.
Dr. Sabattini was formerly an adjunct faculty member at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she taught classes in social and organizational psychology and research methodology. She’s currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Dr. Sabattini received her BA in Organizational and Work Psychology from the University of Padua in Italy and her MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.