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The Corporate Lattice

Cathy Benko

Cathy Benko
Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte LLP


Cathy Benko is Vice Chairman and Chief Talent Officer at Deloitte LLP, the largest professional services firm in the United States. In this role, Cathy sets the strategy and leads the delivery of Deloitte's signature talent experience to a highly skilled and diverse workforce. She is a leading authority on talent strategies and transformational change to achieve exceptional results. Previously, she served as Deloitte Consulting LLP's global e-business leader and subsequently led the high-technology industry sector as well as the organization's award-winning Women's Initiative.

Cathy has been named a "Frontline Leader" by Consulting magazine and is the recipient of its inaugural Leadership Achievement Award for Women Leaders. She also has been cited by a number of prestigious organizations, including Women in Technology International (WITI) and the San Francisco Business Times, which has named her one of the "Most Influential Women in the Bay Area" for eight consecutive years.

Cathy is coauthor of the bestseller Mass Career Customization: Aligning the Workplace with Today's Nontraditional Workforce (Harvard Business Press, 2007) and Connecting the Dots: Aligning Projects with Objectives in Unpredictable Times (Harvard Business Press, 2003). Her byline and other contributed insights have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Ivey Business Journal, Strategy + Leadership, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Workforce Management, and other national media outlets, including major television business and news channels.

Cathy serves on Deloitte LLP's executive committee and global talent council. She is a member of Consulting Magazine's advisory board and the Western Advisory Council for Catalyst and was recently a judge for Harvard Business Review's McKinsey Awards. Cathy earned her MBA. from Harvard Business School and lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.

Molly Anderson

Molly Anderson
Director of Talent for Deloitte Services LP

Molly Anderson is Director of Talent for Deloitte Services LP, specializing in innovative strategies to engage today's increasingly diverse, knowledge-based workforce. She designed and led the implementation of Mass Career Customization across Deloitte's forty-three-thousand-person organization, significantly increasing career-life satisfaction, retention, and engagement.

Prior to her current role, Molly directed Deloitte's highly acclaimed Women's Initiative, leading programs to advance women through leadership development, innovation, community building, and marketplace eminence.

Molly is an authority on organizational effectiveness, human resources strategy, and learning and development. She has extensive experience implementing transformational change in large organizations through the integration of processes, people, and technology. Her expertise spans a range of industries and disciplines including health care, higher education, mergers and acquisitions, and customer service.

Molly is a frequent speaker on these topics in forums for the Conference Board, the Professional BusinessWomen of California, Stanford University, the University of California, and corporate leadership groups in a variety of industries.

Molly earned her MBA from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She lives with her husband and two children in Northern California.

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