Mary Boughton was responsible for managing relationships with organizations most strategic to Catalyst. By building effective connections to Catalyst resources, Mary’s leadership ensured impact toward Catalyst’s mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. Working in the San Francisco Bay Area in California, she recruited, developed, and supported Catalyst Supporter organizations by making them aware of Catalyst resources, and by organizing and conducting events on topics related to Catalyst research, that included inclusive leadership, women in STEM, women in leadership, workplace challenges for diverse women, LGBT, and men as advocates for inclusion. She spoke frequently about Catalyst to a variety of audiences.
Mary spent 14 years in sales at CompuServe Network Services, Inc. an international provider of business-to-business networking products and services. She then joined Accenture, where she focused on researching and presenting opportunities for new client engagements. In 2002, Mary elected to bring her passion, corporate experience, and business skills to nonprofit management. Prior to joining Catalyst in 2008, she served as Executive Director for Career Closet, an organization that assists women returning to the workforce in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. She also served as Executive Director for Peninsula Habitat for Humanity (now known as Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Santa Clara University.
Mary is an avid stand-up paddleboarder.