Catalyst Staff

Leela Wilson

Senior Vice President, Community & Convening

Leela Wilson is the Senior Vice President of Community & Convening and is responsible for development and execution of Catalyst’s community-driven convening strategy. Prior to joining Catalyst, she worked at Evanta, a Gartner Company, where she most recently served as VP of Strategy and Operations.

Leela has a strong and diverse business background, having held roles in sales, strategy, integration, and product development. Additionally, she led a functional practice group as the leader of CEB’s HR advisory practice, serving heads of HR and Diversity and Inclusion.  She also brings a global perspective, having worked and lived in the UK, Australia, and the United States. She has been committed to the advancement of women throughout her career and led diversity and inclusion efforts in her HR position and as part of the Women at Gartner Board.

Leela holds a bachelor’s degree with honours from The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. She lives with her husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.