Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, a global collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. We are committed to advancing women through community and content. Luminary is the ultimate career advocate and inclusive membership community supporting both individuals and organizations including UBS, WW, JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, Girls Inc., WPP, Blackstone, Verizon and many more corporate members. Every year, Luminary delivers thousands of immersive, professional programs, and experiences to thousands of members.
Cate self-funded and launched Luminary after two decades of leadership in financial services, leading global, multibillion-dollar businesses, and P&Ls. Previously, she was Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC, managing more than 2,000 employees worldwide and prior to that, she served as Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA based in London for 7 years. She spent her early years in Latin America with Bank of America across both consumer and wholesale banking. She started her career working in tech in China. Cate is committed to leveraging her extensive corporate experience to support and encourage women and push for gender equality and pay parity in the workplace. A long-time advocate for empowering women and girls, she serves on the National Board for Girls Inc., sits on the Advisory Board for Pomp & Whimsy, a woman-founded gin brand, and WaterAid.
Cate was named to American Banker’s ‘Most Powerful Women in Banking’ list multiple years in a row, and she’s a three-time Financial Times Global Diversity Champion, and a Yahoo Finance Diversity Hero x2. She was named a Top 100 Female Founder by Inc Magazine in 2019 and has been featured inBloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, CBS, CNN, WSJ, Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fast Company, InStyle, Worth, TheStreet, Now This, Women 2.0, Thrive Global, USA Today, New York Post, Bustle, Robb Report, American Banker, Women’s Health, Fortune, Linkedin News, and more. Cate also is contributing writer to Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider and Worth. She acts as a WE.NYC mentor and was recently announced as University of Maryland’s Entrepreneur of the Year.
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