Heather Foust-Cummings, PhD, is the passionate leader of Catalyst’s researchers, consultants, and librarians, who are experts and thought leaders on building workplaces that work for women. Before serving in this role, Heather researched topics such as women on boards, women in technology, inclusive workplace cultures and leadership, how men engage in workplace equity efforts, and how leaders effectively sponsor high-potential talent. A sought-after speaker, she has consulted for organizations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, and construction industries.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Heather taught at Columbia University and conducted brand analyses for Young & Rubicam. Heather received her PhD and MA in Political Science and a Certificate in Women's Studies from Emory University; she received her BS in Political Science and Secondary Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.