Cathy Kestler is a mission-driven brand, marketing, and fundraising strategist who partners with nonprofits, entrepreneurs, and board executives to spark innovation and grow their brands. Cathy’s career is a true amalgamation of strategizing, planning, and executing compelling fundraising, marketing and leadership development programs. Before starting her consulting business, Cathy spent 18+ years working with some of the country’s largest health organizations, raising funds to fight HIV/AIDs, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and muscular dystrophy. No matter the cause, her goal is simple – to empower organizations to differentiate themselves and drive results in pursuit of their mission. A passionate advocate for women in the workplace, Cathy joined a colleague, Erica Helphand, to create a new organization, Ellementary. Their mission – to level the playing field and advance gender equity in the nonprofit space. The organization provides networking, coaching, and support for women to close wage and leadership gaps for themselves.