Cathy Gallagher Louisy - Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion

Cathy Gallagher-Louisy

Senior Director, Consulting and Partnerships, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion


Cathy is the principal of CGL Consulting, a management consultancy that helps organizations improve performance through a strategic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Cathy also serves as a Professor at the Centennial College Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion, and a faculty member at the University of Toronto’s Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Graduate Diploma. She is also the co-editor of the newsletter for the Centre for Global Inclusion, and one of 8 Canadians on the global group of Expert Panelists who create the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks.


With over 15 years focused on diversity, equity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility, Cathy has extensive experience in executive development, strategic planning, and organizational change within corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.


Cathy worked with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (“CCDI“) for over 7 years, where she led the consulting, research and cultural competence portfolios. She has delivered over 450 speaking/learning engagements, over 300 executive coaching sessions, and has lectured at multiple colleges, universities, and conferences across Canada.


As the leader of CCDI’s research and knowledge services portfolio for four years, Cathy authored five of CCDI’s toolkits, and she authored or co-authored 25 major research and benchmarking reports including the only national benchmarking study on supplier diversity in Canada. Her work has also appeared in multipole trade publications across Canada and internationally.


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