Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leader in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Cathy Gallagher-Louisy is a global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion ("DEI") professional with over 16 years' experience specializing in DEI. Previously, while working with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion for over 7 years, Cathy led the measurement and consulting advisory services teams, as well as the research and knowledge services portfolio.

Through her new consultancy, CGL Consulting, Cathy specializes in providing services in: leadership development and coaching, strategic planning, and training services.

She is the author of 5 of CCDI's toolkits, and she has written or co-written 25 major research/ benchmarking reports on diversity and inclusion. Her work has appeared in multiple trade magazines including HR Professional Magazine in Ontario, PeopleTalk in BC, HR UpDate in Ottawa, HUMANCapital in Alberta, HR Saskatchewan, Municipal World, Supply Chain Canada, the UK’s Equal Opportunities Review, and most recently, Talent Canada Magazine.

Cathy is currently a Professor for the Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion and a faculty member at the UofT Corporate Social Responsibility("CSR") & Sustainability Graduate Diploma. In the past 10 years, Cathy has lectured at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, Ontario Police College, Centennial College, Georgian College, Humber College, University of Lethbridge, and the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, as well as multiple conferences and events regarding D&I and CSR. In 2019, Cathy delivered the keynote speech at the Canadian Institute of Mining Annual Convention in Montreal.

Cathy is also one of 8 Canadians on the global panel of Expert Panelists who create the Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks.

  • Education
    • University of Toronto, Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility
    • University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts