Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD

Senior Director, Women and the Future of Work

Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD, joined Catalyst in June 2013 as part of the Information Center and now works in the Development Department, leading the Women and the Future of Work strategic initiative for Catalyst. In this role, Lauren leads our efforts across multiple departments, developing the key priority areas which position women at the forefront of changes and where organizations can leverage gender equity to maximize their human capital strategies in the future of work.

She serves as subject matter expert on women and the future of work for Catalyst, consulting and building relationships with donors and supporters who are committed to this area, creating a more equitable future for all in a time of rapid technological change. Lauren also works across teams to develop cutting-edge research and knowledge products, create holistic end-to-end solutions around women and future of work, and convenes communities of thought leaders to make sure organizations enable women to thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

In previous roles at Catalyst, Lauren managed and developed all of Catalyst’s fact-checking processes, working cross-departmentally to ensure that all Catalyst content was accurate and credible by thoroughly researching all facts, assertions, data, research, and sources. Prior to joining Catalyst, Lauren worked in university career services for 10+ years where she was involved in researching, speaking, teaching, and counseling students on career development concerns. She also has 18 years’ experience in diversity and inclusion issues, through research, teaching, publications, speaking engagements, and committee work in the academic community. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has extensive experience presenting at international and national events on topics related to the future of work, women’s issues in the workplace, career development, and diversity and inclusion. Lauren is a former President of the Florida Career Development Association and was part of the National Career Development Association’s Leadership Academy. She earned her PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida and is a licensed mental health counselor. Lauren loves trivia and even appeared once as a contestant on Jeopardy.

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