Deepali Bagati, PhD

Deepali Bagati, PhD, was the Executive Director for Catalyst’s United States region, and the executive lead for driving global corporate engagement in Australia, India, and Japan markets. Previously, Deepali led the growth and expansion of Catalyst India, and managed the Catalyst India Advisory Board and developed knowledge products on women in business.

In her prior role at Catalyst, as a Director of Research, Deepali led research on workplace challenges for women of color and developed solutions for building more effective and inclusive workplaces. Deepali co-led the Women of Color in Professional Services series, led the Women of Color Issue Specialty Team, and authored several reports. As a member of the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee, Deepali was a strategic adviser for the evaluation of global initiatives, and as a member of Catalyst’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, she was an internal advisor on diversity and inclusion for Catalyst staff.

She received her PhD in Social Work and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College, with her dissertation focusing on the impact of microcredit loans on gender relations at the household level for low-income women in New Delhi. Deepali earned a MA in Social Work and a BA in Economics, with honors, from Delhi University, New Delhi, India.