Futurist | Entrepreneur | Future of Work Pioneer
While we live in an age of tremendous change, we’re also in an era of 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 to thrive — 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.
Through immersing herself into the data and research around the future of work, business, and life, Abate has created a series of strategies, frameworks, and methodologies to help individuals and corporations build resilience and flexibility — key tools to thriving among the often-unpredictable shifts unfolding across industries, cultures, and technologies. Her clients have included PricewaterhouseCoopers, UniGroup, Verizon, University of Arizona, and University of Cincinnati.
As a sought-after global keynote speaker, Abate has spoken to organizations such as NY Life, SEI, Deloitte, VRBO, SHRM, Stanford, and The University of Chicago, among many others. She also has a TEDx Talk entitled, “Pioneering the Future of Work.” Abate is an instructor in the continuing studies departments of Stanford University and the University of Toronto. She received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.