We live in an age of tremendous change and unbelievable opportunity. The future is ours to create. Are you ready? Named a leading female futurist by Forbes, Elatia Abate helps organizations thrive in the face of disruption, prepare for the ever-changing future, and design new ways to scale and create growth. Her actionable keynotes leave audiences equipped with the tools necessary for long-term success — even in the face of uncertainty.
Previously the Global Director, Talent Acquisition with Anheuser-Busch InBev and Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company, Abate is now an entrepreneur, futurist, and educator. Through her consulting firm, The Future of Now, she works with a range of organizations — from startups to Fortune 500s — helping them manage disruption by turning strategic, future-focused solutions into manageable, executable systems.
Abate’s future-led leadership learning and development strategies have been utilized in organizations such as PwC, Verizon, UniGroup, Rocky mountain Institute, Grupo Globo, CME Group, GMAC, and The College of William and Mary Raymond A. Mason School of Business. She has been featured in Fast Company, Esquire, Chief, Forbes, Exame, and La Voz, as well as in work with Trevor Noah and Tony Robbins. Abate was the only woman to contribute to the Tony Robbins 2020 Business Resiliency Expert series.
As a sought-after global keynote speaker on the topics of the future of work, leadership and resilience, Abate has spoken to organizations such as Citi, NY Life, VRBO, Deloitte, Honetwell, Belcorp, and SHRM, among many others. She also gave a TEDx talk entitled, “Pioneering the Future of Work”.
Abate received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago. She is currently an instructor for LinkedIn Learning, the Continuing Studies Department of Stanford University, and the Executive Education Department of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.