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.
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-by-step guide on how to register for the event series.
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Director, Advisory Services
Senior Associate, Advisory Services Information Center
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.
Charlie joined Catalyst in 2019 as a librarian in the Information Center where he answered complex custom research questions and created knowledge products on a range of DEI-related topics. In 2022, he joined the Advisory Services team where he manages Speaking Engagements and works on programming and strategy projects with Supporters. Prior to joining Catalyst he worked in academic and public libraries in both research and instruction roles. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College and a BA in International Studies from Virginia Tech.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
HR Talent Partner, Sr. Consultant Co-Leader of the Pride Alliance Employee Resource Group
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Head of Application Platform Services Co-Lead, Equally Enabled Employee Resource Group
Kaitlyn Hartranft (she/her) resides in Bethlehem, PA with her spouse of 7 years, their three-year-old son, and their seven-year-old chihuahua. She has been with Guardian Life since November 2015, starting as an HR Operations representative and advancing to her current role as Sr. HR Talent Partner. In her job, she is responsible for partnering with senior leadership within the Enterprise Business and Technology organization to ensure that human resources strategy is aligned with organizational strategy. Kaitlyn also serves as one of the newest Co-Leads of Guardian’s Pride Alliance Employee Resource Group, which supports a vibrant community of LGBTQIA+ colleagues and allies that share the goal of creating an inclusive culture throughout the company. Kaitlyn strives to create an environment of belonging in which everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.
Aiden Colie is Head of the Application Platform Services group at Guardian, which provides management, support and continuous lifecycle for Guardian’s database platforms and middleware. He is also Co-Lead of Equally Enabled, an ERG which was founded in 2021 for colleagues, caregivers and allies of people with visible and invisible disabilities. Aiden has been with Guardian for 4 years and in technology for 37 years, including roles as CIO/CTO and global operations leadership. Aiden lives in Holmdel N.J. with his wife Sue and sons Ryan (14) and Kyle (12).
Director, Information Center and Practices Information Center
Andrew Grissom has been a librarian with the Catalyst Information Center since 2016. Andrew answers complex custom research questions and co-leads Catalyst Practices, which profile leading-edge organizational DEI strategies, initiatives, and programs. He is also a member of the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change project team and has served on numerous cross-functional teams, including the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee.
Before joining Catalyst, Andrew was a librarian at the Paul Barret, Jr. Library at Rhodes College. He received his Master of Science in Information Sciences from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Rhodes College. He currently serves as President of the Advisory Board for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.