Kate Byrne is CEO of Katapult X, a global community of investors, technologists and founders driving positive change. Previously she was President of SOCAP Global, the purpose-driven platform whose brands SOCAP, Total Impact, SPECTRUM, World Changing Women, and Conscious Company Media unlock capital to move markets. A leader in digital media and social impact for over 25 years, Kate has married her interest in technology and its ability to advance social good and has been recognized as one of the 40 Most Influential People in Media. She has held executive positions at Fast Company, BusinessWeek, INC., The Tides Foundation, The George Lucas Education Foundation, and Watermark. Kate is a contributor for Authority Magazine, MarketWatch, Conscious Company Magazine, and frequent speaker (Rotary Club, Watermark Innovation, Leadership Summit, and the Shift Summit). Areas of expertise include Social Impact, Women and Power, Stakeholder Capitalism, Leadership Development. She is the Co-Founder of the Economy Next Stewardship Circle; serves as President of the Board for the UN Women USA SF Chapter; and Board member of CORO of Northern California. Kate is a Coro Women’ Leadership Cohort alum, a member of the International Women’s Forum, and Commissioner on the Marin Commission for Women and Girls. She graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in Psychology. Kate lives on the West Coast with her wonderful husband and is the proud mom of two amazing young women.