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Ashley Rivenbark

Senior Associate, Leading for Equity and Inclusion



Ashley Rivenbark (艾莉) served as a Senior Associate on the Leading for Equity & Inclusion (LEI) Team within Catalyst’s Learning and Advisory Services group. She was committed to collaborating with supporter organizations to shape and execute their inclusion learning and development goals.

Ashley completed her undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2014, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (Chinese) and Romance Languages (Spanish). She went on to complete her graduate work at the Wake Forest School of Business in May 2016, receiving her Master of Science in Management. Ashley holds a Diversity & Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Ashley worked as a Learning & Development Specialist for Protiviti, where she supported the planning and execution of new hire onboarding and global leadership development programs and led the Learning and Development team’s diversity & inclusion efforts. This included curriculum development and seminar delivery around topics of unconscious bias, bias in tech, and inclusive leadership. Ashley’s passion for education extends beyond the corporate space–she has served in various teaching positions, most of which facilitated English language education and cross-cultural exchange in China.

Outside of work, Ashley cohosts a podcast through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Alumni Society, which engages in conversations with CLS alumni about how their various identities shaped their experiences abroad, and how conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion are facilitated around the globe. She is also dedicated to equity and inclusion work in her community through her involvement with Charlotte’s Community Building Initiative’s Equity Impact Circles, her selection to the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance’s Emerging Business Leaders program, and the release of her TEDx Talk: “Inclusive Thinking: Rewiring Your Brain for Greater Innovation”.