Cate Luzio

Cate Luzio is a businesswoman who is stoked on the power of community. A former big bank executive, Cate knows the ropes (and speaks the language) of the traditional business world, but her approach is anything but pale, male, or stale.

Founder and CEO of Luminary, Cate brings women together to make more possible in world of business and beyond. After seeing firsthand the glaring lack of funding and business development opportunities for female entrepreneurs, Cate took matters into her own hands and built Luminary to bring networking and funding opportunities to women in business. Fast on her feet, Cate pivoted into digital membership during the pandemic and saw her business boom and the broader Luminary community blossom.

She’s been recognized as one of Forbes’ Next 1000 Entrepreneurs and Inc.’s Top 100 Female Founders. Her work and writing can be found featured at Fast Company, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, InStyle, and Fortune.

Cate is at home on the stage and in the boardroom rallying resources to worthy entrepreneurs and sparking new connections. Hosting is in her DNA and she’s just the person to pass the mic to when you need some no-nonsense brilliance for navigating this moment and the one that comes after.




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