Catalyst Staff

Sarah Dinolfo

Senior Director, Advisory Services

Sarah Dinolfo holds more than 15 years of experience conducting organizational research and helping companies and firms identify strategic priorities, goals, and solutions that help them build more inclusive workplaces. Sarah’s in-depth areas of interest and expertise include: mentoring and sponsorship; employee resource groups; talent management; engaging men as inclusion champions; and qualitative data analyses. During her tenure at Catalyst, she has authored and co-authored several research publications and practical tools, including Anatomy of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve; High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay it Forward; Making Mentoring Work; and Sponsoring Women to Success.

Outside of Catalyst, Sarah worked as Assistant Director at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development. In this role, she taught credited coursework on professional development and advised women’s STEM groups, including the cross-institute Women’s Mentoring Program. She also Directed the Professional Leadership Development program, which exposes high-performing student talent to real-time organizational lessons and speakers (e.g., GE, Regeneron, Deloitte, Johnson & Johnson, Corning, Vapotherm, IBM, and others).

Sarah received her MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and graduated with a BA in Psychology with a minor in Business from the State University of New York, Geneseo.