Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio is the founder and CEO of Luminary, the premier collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.


This 15,000-square-foot meeting space in New York City includes a rooftop deck and two floors of open workspace, conference rooms and meeting space, a fitness studio, a beauty bar, locker room, lactation room, prayer/meditation room and much more. Luminary is the ultimate career advocate, offering members unparalleled programming from office hours with dynamic leaders to a pioneering speaker series. A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, Cate serves on the National Board for Girls Inc.


Cate has over 20 years of leadership experience in financial services. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing roughly $2 billion in revenue and teams in 72 countries. Cate also served as a Managing Director and Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan. She has received numerous recognitions including being named to the Most Powerful Women in Banking List by American Banker multiple times, as well as a two-time recipient of the Financial Times and Heroes Global Diversity Champion in 2017, 2018 and Yahoo Finance Heroes Role Model in 2019. Cate was named to Inc.’s 2019 Female Founders 100 List and has also been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Bloomberg, USA Today, NowThis News, Cheddar, WWD, Robb Report, Women’s Health and more. She is a Forbes and Fast Company contributor.


She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland. She’s a global traveler having visited more than 114 countries. Cate also sits on the Advisory Board of Girls Inc. NYC, as well as the National Board of WaterAid.


Luminary: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @BeALuminary
Cate Luzio: @CateLuzio (Instagram) / @KTLuzio (Twitter)

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