EP 68: From Big Banking to Founding the Ultimate Women’s Collaboration Hub: Cate Luzio, on Being a Female-Focused Luminary

Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio

I have been out of the country for some much needed re-charging, so Brennen had been holding down the Goal Magic Fort - many thanks and props to Brennen for his help and partnership!

Every time I take vacation it becomes a way for me to make space to reflect on my life path and purpose. On this last trip, I came to see that I really want to make a difference in this world - not only by helping people get unstuck but by creating a career infused with meaning so I have been reaching out to my network to get projects where I can dig my heels into my own intention.

I think so many of us have that feeling that our life’s purpose is bigger than the career we may currently be in, which is what happened to Cate Luzio who founded Luminary, a collaboration and co-working space specially designed to support women. Cate went from being in the world of big banking to going all in and self-funding Luminary, which was her brain child and has become her passion and has very much defined her next chapter.

About Cate Luzio

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 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 and experiences. A longtime advocate for empowering women and girls, Cate serves on the National Board for Girls Inc.

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. She has received numerous recognitions including 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, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Bloomberg, USA Today, NowThis News, Politico, Women’s Wear Daily and more. She is also a Forbes Contributor. Cate holds a master’s degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Maryland. She’s a global traveler having visited more than 114 countries.

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Here’s to Getting Unstuck,
Cynthia

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