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Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

Senior Director, Consulting and Partnerships

With over 25 years’ experience in human resources, learning and development, corporate social responsibility, and diversity, equity and inclusion, Cathy currently leads CCDI’s consulting service delivery teams - including the Learning, Measurement and Analytics, Consulting, and Knowledge Solutions teams. Additionally, Cathy provides executive coaching, cultural competence, strategy development, and change management consulting and training services to CCDI’s clients.

Previously, as CCDI’s Director, Knowledge Services, Cathy led CCDI’s research and knowledge services portfolio for four years. She is the author of CCDI’s five toolkits for diversity and inclusion practitioners, and she has written or co-written 23 major research and benchmarking reports on diversity and inclusion and/or corporate social responsibility. In the past six years, she has had 35 publications, and her work has appeared in multiple trade magazines including HR Professional in Ontario, PeopleTalk in BC, HR UpDate in Ottawa, HUMANCapital in Alberta, HR Saskatchewan, Municipal World, Supply Chain Canada, and the UK’s Equal Opportunities Review.

Cathy was the lead developer for the Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion and is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto St. Michael’s College Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility. She is regularly called upon as a guest speaker at academic and professional conferences and corporate events. Cathy has achieved certification in the Intercultural Development Inventory and Prosci ADKAR Change Management certification.

Cathy is one of only four Canadians on the global panel of 95 Expert Panelists who developed the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World.

Prior to joining CCDI, one of Cathy’s key roles was leading and operationalizing diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility initiatives in Canada for the global Human Resources firm Hewitt Associates.