Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak
Executive Vice President, Regional Banking, Personal & Commercial Banking, RBC
Katherine (Katie) Dudtschak is a deeply experienced and respected business leader at RBC. Inside and outside of RBC, she is a passionate advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. In her role as EVP, Regional Banking, she leads more than 20,000 advisors in branches and business centres, as well as expert advisors. She proactively champions initiatives, from ground-breaking learning to culture change to senior leadership development, that foster greater inclusion and belonging among the thousands of employees she leads across Canada. Katie is a sought-after speaker, coach, and mentor and is a highly credible sponsor of emerging talent.
As a testament to her impact and influence, under Katie’s leadership, RBC’s Regional Banking group achieved significant progress on Diversity from 2016 to 2021, increasing the percentage of women executives, women in senior management roles, BIPOC executives and employees, as well as LGBTQ+ employees. This includes Katie’s senior leadership team where 50% are women. In 2020, Katie began dedicating a portion of her senior leader meetings to hosting “Inclusion Dialogues”, creating a platform for profiling the voices and experiences of marginalized groups and inspiring many other leaders to do the same. It’s one example of the many positive ways Katie has helped to build a strong and inclusive culture at RBC.