Kate Lesniak is a strategist, speaker, facilitator, and product nerd for change working in big tech to advocate for impact-focused organizations. For 15 years, Kate’s work has focused on what it means to be independent, and how an organization’s financial model finds its way into all other operational threads. Their gender identity informs how they move through the world and apply their skills to challenge all systems of oppression and create more equitable environments.
Kate is currently the Senior Program Manager for HubSpot for Nonprofits. Before HubSpot, Kate served as ThinkShout’s Chief Strategy Officer, building and growing a team of strategists and designers who created some of the world’s largest digital platforms for nonprofits, including the World Resources Institute, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Map, and Freedom House’s Freedom in the World map and website. Kate is also the former publisher at Bitch Media, where they applied organizing tactics to spark a thriving membership model and establish a more sustainable organization. Kate was a member of ONA WLA’s 2018 cohort and is always available for mentorship and collaboration. Read more about Kate’s journey and reach out at katelesniak.com.