Women in the Workforce (ft. Luminary)

Gender Equality, rising through the corporate ranks and building a business from the ground up with Cate Luzio.



Frustrated with the lack of gender equality in the workplace, Cate Luzio turned her twenty plus years of experience in finance into a hub for the development of womens’ personal and professional lives. Women are paid 80% of what men are paid. To bridge this gap and break down silos, Cate built Luminary, a flexible space for women to get the same opportunities for professional development, mentorship and experience that male counterparts have always enjoyed. Not only does she reveal how she advocates for gender equality in the corporate structure, but she also delves into how she built Luminary and how we can create our own support structures to bolster gender equality.


Executive Profile 

Cate Luzio is the Founder and CEO of Luminary, the premier collaboration hub for women who are passionate about professional development and expanding their networks. This 15,000 square foot meeting space in New York City includes a rooftop deck/cafe (opening summer 2019) and two floors of open workspace, conference rooms, a fitness studio, beauty bar, locker room, lactation room, and much more. Luminary is the ultimate career advocate offering members unparalleled programming from office hours with dynamic leaders to a pioneering speaker series. A longtime advocate for empowering women and girls (major focus for our podcast), Cate serves on the National Board for Girls Inc. and Advisory Board for Girls Inc. NYC.

Cate has over twenty years of leadership experience in financial services. Previously, she was the Executive Vice President and Global Head of Multinational Corporate Banking for HSBC managing roughly $2 billion in revenue and teams in 55+ countries. Cate also served as a Managing Director and Head of Multinational Corporate Banking at J.P. Morgan EMEA. She has received numerous recognitions

being named to the Most Powerful Women in Banking List by American Banker multiple times as well as a two-time recipient of the Financial Times and Heroes Global Diversity Champion.

Cate has also been featured in the Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Bloomberg, USA Today, NowThis News, Women 2.0, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, R29, Thrive, WWD and now made for the moment and our Jarbly network.

She’s a global traveler having visited more than 114 countries. (I have a ways to go on this, 42% of americans hold passports) – unique opportunity to bring people together via luminary


Social Media Links:

Luminary Twitter, Instagram, Facebook: @BeALuminary

Cate: @CateLuzio (Instagram) / @KTLuzio (Twitter)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cluzio/

Website: https://www.luminary-nyc.com/

Jason Dodier & Jaret Grossman
Cate Luzio
Women, Careers, Employment, Workforce,
70 Minutes