Catalyst Staff
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Elisa Leary

Sr. Vice President, People & Culture

Elisa Leary oversees all of Catalyst’s Human Resources activities and guides the organization’s global People initiatives. She is a passionate diversity, equity, and inclusion leader.

Elisa joined the team in its infancy and led them toward their path to growth. Under her watch, grew from 200 to 2,000+ employees. Elisa subsequently transitioned to Macy’s inc., where she led a team of HR executives supporting the organization’s full-cycle talent management before becoming Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion Talent Strategy. In that role, she was a trailblazer in building strategies that led to multiple designations and awards as a “best in class” diversity and inclusion organization.

Elisa loves to travel, especially to the Caribbean, was a dance instructor who still loves to dance, and is an avid reader.