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University of San Francisco | Katica Roy ’95: Not on Her Watch

Jun 8, 2018

Katica Roy ‘95 is from a family who believed in the power of hope, equity, and change. She is the daughter of an immigrant and a refugee, and her father and three sisters ran for their lives to the steps of Air Force One, when President Eisenhower flew 21 Hungarian refugees to America on Christmas Day in 1956.

“I stand in front of you today because someone in a position of power said, ‘Not on my watch,’” Roy said.

It is in her blood, to leave behind the conditions that breed inequality and injustice and instead to run toward efforts that enable others to thrive.

Today, Roy is in the business of “bending the arc of history toward inclusion.” Her Denver-based company, Pipeline, a SaaS platform that uses data science as its foundation. The advanced technologies of Pipeline enable companies to assess, address, and take action against biases and increases financial performance through closing the gender gap. Using the Pipeline platform, not only can companies get to parity, they know how long it will take.

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