President and CEO, Catalyst
Lorraine Hariton is President and CEO of Catalyst, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Catalyst’s vision and mission have long been a passion for Hariton, and she is honored to lead the organization at this crucial time and to help write the next chapter in its 58-year legacy of accelerating positive change for women.
Her extensive career includes senior-level positions in Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur and executive. She began her career at IBM, has served in the Obama administration at the Department of State, and developed the Global STEM Alliance at the NY Academy of Sciences. Hariton has been involved in women’s leadership initiatives throughout her career, serving on the boards of UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change, the Stanford Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and the Forum for Entrepreneurs and Executives.
Hariton is the proud mother of Glen and Laura and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren as much as possible. She holds a BS in Mathematical Sciences from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.