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Illuminating voices for gender equity. Operationalizing gender equity for organizations. Warrior for the arrival of gender equity in this generation.

About Katica Roy

  • Co-founder and CEO, Pipeline
  • 2018 Colorado Governor’s Fellow, top talent in the state of Colorado
  • Named a Luminary by the Colorado Technology Association, visionary technology leader in Colorado
  • Author of a number of articles on gender equity published by national media
  • Award-winning 22 year corporate executive and human capital veteran, including 2015 Glassbreaker of the day
  • Gender Equity Expert and international speaker

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In her talk to the Denver Business Journal’s 2017 Outstanding Women in Business finalists, Katica Roy was expert and describing both quantitative and qualitative factors that conspire to create a lack of pay equity amongst the sexes in today’s workplace. Katica was smart, direct, and engaging. The Outstanding Women came away from her talk enlightened and motivated to do their part to change the tide. It was inspiring to witness.

Pete Casillas

President & Publisher, Denver Business Journal

As a female executive, the data compiled by Pipeline on the global gender equity gap, in and of itself, is compelling and a catalyst for immediate change. When you layer on the economics and opportunity cost (additional GDP, spending power and ROI) we are leaving on the table, it becomes a no brainer. We need to act; each of us individually to make a collective difference. Given her background as a human resource executive and data scientist, Pipeline’s founder, Katica Roy is uniquely positioned to lead the company to success in resolving the gender equity gap and capitalizing on this underutilized capacity.

Julie Tschida-Brown

Chief Human Resources Officer, Transamerica

Katica is truly an expert in all things related to gender equity, both quantitative and qualitative. Not only is she an engaging and motivating speaker, she includes the WHY and the vision for a brighter future of gender equity.

Stacey Hawes

President, Data Practice, Epsilon Data Practice

Katica's thought provoking lecture on gender equality in the workplace, and her powerful vision for the future of women was simply inspiring. Katica possesses deep knowledge and credibility on gender equality and does more than just present the facts, she enlightens and inspires for change. It was a presentation that will not be forgotten and should be a prerequisite for any new or existing company looking to better their culture or grow their bottom line.

Shelby Carlson

COO & Co-Founder, AdCellerant

#EquityForAll

Katica is a renowned expert and advocate on the role of gender equity within the workforce and beyond. Her personal story weaves together her parent’s journeys to freedom, her fight for fairness, and the broader massive economic opportunity of gender equity. She makes the case for achieving #equityforall in our lifetime.

#FixTheLeakyPipeline

Katica’s signature platform, “Fix the Leaky Pipeline,” explains the narrative for every audience and gives hope and perspective on how we collectively move forward.” We need your voices and ideas. Let’s fix the leaky Pipeline.

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Recent Press

SheWorx | What’s the Cost of Bias in the Startup World?

Oct 30, 2017

Just two months into my tenure as a female founder and CEO driving business to make the workplace equitable for all, the startup world broke open with news of sexual harassment of female founders by male venture capitalists.

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Huffington Post | Tech Women Rising: Crushing the Gender Gap from Startup to Scale

Oct 5, 2017

It’s no secret that the odds are against women in business, and even more so, women in the tech industry. From pitching investors, growing a startup, and landing leadership roles at mid-to-large sized companies, the numbers are grim.

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Forbes.com | Why We Need Gender Equity Now

Sep 14, 2017

We need gender equity now. Those are words often uttered in social justice circles, and recently, across a number of headlines. What does that mean? More broadly, how is gender equity different than gender equality?

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The Broadview Denver | Katica Roy and Using Software to Bridge the Gender Gap

Sep 14, 2017

The Gender Gap is a topic we have talked about multiple times on the Broadview (including this scorecard for our public officials), but how do we tactically make progress towards equality in leadership positions? The Denver firm, Pipeline, is tackling that challenge with software that helps companies “increase financial performance through closing the gender equity gap.”

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The Impact of Community: How Katica Roy’s Squad Helped Her Create Pipeline Equity

Sep 7, 2017

You’ve heard us talk about the importance of community (I mean we are a network, after all). But this week, we got to hear directly from Ellevate member and Co-Founder of Pipeline Equity, Katica Roy, about the impact having a squad of supporters has had on her life and career.

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Denver Business Journal | The 4-generation Workplace

Aug 30, 2017

Baby boomer Karen Larsen used to be afraid to talk about her grandson at work because it would draw attention to her age. Now, she has now found an encore career where her years of experience as a chief marketing officer are wildly sought after. Baby boomers — usually defined as those born between 1946 and 1964, ages 53 to 71 — are staying in the workforce longer than previous generations.

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The Huffington Post | The Economic Cost of Gender Inequity and the Leaky Pipeline

Aug 25, 2017

In no country on earth are women equal to men. Not one. Not by any measure – World Economic Forum, United Nations, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and more. In fact, in North America, it will take 158 years until we reach gender equality if our pace and urgency don’t change.

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Katica Roy’s Pipeline Launches #FixTheLeakyPipeline

Aug 25, 2017

Katica Roy, CEO and Co-Founder of Pipeline, announced on August 25 the launch of a consumer engagement program called, "The Leaky Pipeline." This concept and campaign serves as the beginning of their vision to spark larger dialogue in the public sphere about gender equity.

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CoBizMag | The economics of gender equity in Colorado: A $40 billion opportunity

Aug 25, 2017

In a 2015 Status of Women in the States study conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Colorado was tied for 9th place with Rhode Island as one of the best states for women.

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Extraordinary Women Radio | Helping Companies Drive Economic Gains Through Gender Equity

Aug 24, 2017

Katica Roy: CEO of Pipeline, Helping Companies Drive Economic Gains Through Gender Equity

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Project X-ITE Sessions: Katica Roy

Aug 7, 2017

Katica Roy, DU alumnus and CEO of Pipeline, joins us for a discussion about her experience in entrepreneurship for this episode of Project X-ITE Sessions.

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Fixing the Leaky Pipeline | Ellevate Podcast, Episode 66

Jul 11, 2017

Katica Roy is the CEO of Pipeline. She is a total risk taker with full faith in her ability to figure things out along the way — a quality to which she attributes her success.

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Katica Roy Named 2018 Colorado Governors’ Fellow

May 22, 2017

Katica Roy has been named a 2018 Colorado Governors Fellow. The 2018 class of Colorado Governors Fellows includes 24 executives and community leaders from Alamosa, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, Fruita and Grand Junction.

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