As a Senior Director at Catalyst Europe, Sandra Ondraschek-Norris plays a key role in strengthening Catalyst’s mission impact across Europe. Working with leading global organizations as a relationship manager, facilitator and consultant, she supports Catalyst members in their initiatives to create more diverse, inclusive and flexible workplaces. As a speaker, Ms. Ondraschek-Norris provides a refreshing voice and perspective on topics related to diversity and inclusion, talent management, engaging men, inclusive leadership and organizational culture. She is a member of the Catalyst Diversity and Inclusion Action Council and is regularly quoted in both the German-speaking and English-speaking media.
Ms. Ondraschek-Norris has extensive professional experience in multicultural, multilingual and experiential learning contexts. She has spent over 25 years of her career working as a trainer and facilitator with individuals and organizations in Ireland, England, Switzerland and the United States on a wide range of issues such as work-life effectiveness, resilience, motivation, change guidance and leadership. Prior to joining Catalyst, Ms. Ondraschek-Norris spent seven years working as an entrepreneur, offering services in training/facilitation, counseling/coaching and consulting.
Ms Ondraschek-Norris holds a BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and a number of professional qualifications in training, adult education and counseling. She is a citizen of Ireland and Switzerland, currently residing in Switzerland.