This virtual event series will engage and connect Employee Resource Group team leaders across companies, industries, functions, and regions.
Participants will gain new ideas and practices on inclusion and will have the opportunity to:
Attendees who participate in each event in real time or on demand will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the four-part series in November.
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Tickets include access for all four events! A limited number of all-access packages is available exclusively to Catalyst Supporters in bundles of 15, 30, and 50 tickets. Ticket packages include on-demand access to event content for one month following the event. Tickets are non-transferable. Review this step-step guide on how to register for the event series.
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Senior Director, Advisory Services
Director, Advisory Services
Bank of America
Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Manager; COO, LEAD for Women ERG
Bank of America
Head of Global Custody and Agency Services within Equities & Asset Management Services, Europe & Asia
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.
Jessica is responsible for providing real-time advisement to Catalyst supporter organizations on a wide variety of topics related to diversity and inclusion. She brings 14+ years of experience helping organizations identify and implement strategic priorities and transformations using a data-driven approach. Jessica is passionate about DEIB with a particular interest in making workplaces more inclusive for working mothers.
Before joining Catalyst, Jessica worked at Ernst & Young in the People Advisory Services practice where she helped Fortune 500 organizations navigate the people impacts of transformation programs of all sizes. She also spent several years working in the Finance/Banking industry.
Jessica holds a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from New York University and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Sweet Briar College.
Lainie Passero is the Diversity & Inclusion Manager for Global Technology, Global Operations, Global Strategy & Enterprise Platforms, and corporate staff support lines of business. She leads global strategies and initiatives to enable Bank of America’s diverse and inclusive workplace. Lainie also serves as Southwest Florida’s Market HR Partner and Chief Operating Officer for the LEAD for Women ERG.
Lainie joined Bank of America in 1997. Previously Lainie was the risk and control lead supporting the execution of internal control discipline and operational excellence within Employee Financial Services (EFS). Lainie’s early career included assignments as a Change Manager, Quality Deployment Manager, and Program Manager. She also served as the Strategic Assistance Business Learning & Operations Executive with responsibility for managing the sharing of information and best practices between Bank of America and China Construction Bank.
Lainie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with honors at the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management at Saint Leo University. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt with Design for Six Sigma and a Bank of America Award of Excellence recipient. Lainie resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Joanne Gilmoran is head of Global Custody and Agency Services within Equities & Asset Management Services, for Europe & Asia. Joanne leads a team of 18 individuals (Sales, Depositary & Product) who partner with our Banking & Market Executives and Relationship Managers to uncover prospect and existing client growth opportunities as well as maintain the high regulatory standards across her regions.
During her 15-year journey with the company Joanne has held roles in Operations, Account Management and has held regional responsibility for the Global Custody & Agency Services line of business since 2012. Joanne Gilmoran is a Director of the legal entity Bank of America Custodial Services (Ireland) Ltd, is a member of the BANA London Management Team, Ireland Local Management Team and sits on the Client Money & Asset Governance Committee in the UK.
Joanne Gilmoran has over 26 years’ experience in the custody, banking and treasury industry. She joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2006 from BNP (formerly Fortis) where she worked for ten years in the custody and banking division. During her time at BNP, she held a number of roles including head of Operations and Global Process Owner for Banking & Custody.
Senior Director, Corporate Engagement
Sherazad Adib manages Catalyst’s relationships with its supporters in Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. As such, she is responsible for supporting members and building strategic partnerships to encourage the advancement of women and workplaces.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Sherazad worked more than 15 years as a professional in the field of corporate social responsibility and responsible investment. Her experience working with large Canadian corporations in the entertainment, telecommunication, and retail sectors included companies such as Cirque du Soleil, Bell Canada, and RONA. Her experience has led her to develop, manage, and implement various CSR projects and to participate in numerous industry-based collaborative initiatives. She also started her career by co-founding an advisory firm in Montreal called Responsible Investment Group (GIR) providing institutional investors with tools and research on ESG (environmental, social and governance) issues.
Sherazad holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sociology from the University of Montreal and a Master’s degree in Management (MSc) from HEC, a business school in Montreal.