Chief Executive, Katapult X
Kate Byrne grows things; people, businesses, movements. Her career marries her love of media, the power of technology and the impact of heart to help people and business be forces for good. The Stanford grad is a trusted voice and cross-sector translator, a gifted rainmaker and team builder and a leading voice in conscious leadership and the importance of trust as a form of capital. Byrne has a successful track record as a well respected C-Suite executive leader at blue chip brands such as Katapult X, SOCAP Global, Businessweek, Inc, Fast Company, Tides, and the George Lucas Education Foundation. She is the Chief Impact Officer of PopVenture – disrupting the venture space as we know it, Growth Advisor to PlusMediaSolutions and Co-CEO of The Truth Teachers, a leadership development network building next generation leadership around the intentional use of power and spirit. She is the host of two popular podcasts, Rebels with a Purpose and the editor of WomenAdvancing, a part of the Media Village network. Her creativity and strategic acumen in building vanguard products won her recognition on the coveted Folio Most Influential Media Leaders list. She is the Co-Founder of the Stewardship Circle for the Next Economy leading efforts to make the impact ecosystem more efficient, equitable and broad reaching. She serves as an Advisor to SOCAP and to the TomTom Foundation. An advocate for women and girls, Byrne is the former resident of the UN Women SF Board, Commissioner for the Marin Women’s Commission and co-Chair for the Marin Teen Girls Conference. She loves travel, hiking, scuba diving, music, dancing, yoga, sous cheffing and her family (both the two-leggeds and the four-leggeds). She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Kate loves sunrise over sunset, peaks over valleys, ice cream over cookies, adventure over same same, believe over hope, dream over wish, love over all.