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After having traveled to India as a student, Catherine was deeply moved by its people and culture, and now, through her work with The Leadership Foundation of India, is fulfilling a lifelong promise to give back and help others. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Catherine graduated from École J. H. Picard and attended the University of Alberta. In her life before children, Catherine worked extensively in the fashion industry and held senior roles with Club Monaco and Marci Lipman Designs in Toronto and Montreal.

Catherine’s success in her next career is inspiring. She devoted herself to raising four children, actively leading school and community initiatives as a volunteer and providing support and wise counsel in her husband-wife partnership with Kenneth Code, throughout the growth of Realterm. She held the position of Development Chair while serving on the Board of Trustees for Severn School, Severna Park MD. Catherine is a Certified Advanced Pilates Instructor. Catherine splits her time between her homes in Annapolis, Maryland, and on the shores of Georgian Bay, Ontario.
Catherine Dea Code, Director
Tanya Loh, Director

Tanya is CMO at Forgepoint. Her mandate is to elevate the Forgepoint brand and portfolio globally, while cultivating the firm’s trusted community of entrepreneurs, experts, and executives for meaningful connections, conversations, and collaboration.

Tanya is a brand and business builder with extensive experience in startups, venture capital, and corporate innovation. She has built and brought to market several startups and brands from scratch to launch to profitability and exit, and worked with companies large and small to develop new business opportunities that open up markets and accelerate growth. Prior to Forgepoint, she led market development for M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund, served as VP of Marketing at Spring Fertility, and was a Partner at Stacked Venture Builder which acquired a social commerce startup she helped found. She was also a Marketing Director at Yammer (acq. Microsoft), and Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Thinkwell Group.

Tanya holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Yale. When not in the office, Tanya enjoys hiking the Marin headlands, hosting homemade feasts, and spoiling her niece and nephew.

Deepa is a former senior executive and a corporate culture visionary. She challenges and redefines the status quo of leadership, success, and power in workplaces.

As a senior partner at Deloitte, Deepa spent more than 20 years helping clients grow. She was also the US Managing Partner of WIN, Deloitte’s renowned Women’s Initiative, and was the first Indian-American woman and one of the youngest people to make partner in the firm’s history.

After Deepa left Deloitte in 2020 she founded the rewrite, a pioneering think tank that advances a new story of work. She is an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School, and a board member of CWIB, Rutgers University Center for Women in Business.

The First, The Few, The Only: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America, Deepa’s debut book, was published by HarperCollins in 2022 to international acclaim.

Deepa is a TED and SXSW speaker and has been featured in TIME, PBS, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Her TED talks have almost 3M views.

She has degrees from Wellesley College, Harvard Kennedy School, and the London School of Economics, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their four fur kids.

Deepa Purushothaman, Director
Roopa Purushothaman, Director, Founder

Roopa is the Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy at Tata Sons Private Limited since September 2017. Previously, she was MD and Head of Research at Everstone Capital, an investment group that manages assets in excess of $6 billion across private equity, real estate, green infrastructure, credit and venture capital. Until 2006, she was a Vice President and Economist at Goldman Sachs, where she co-authored the widely read report, “Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050”. In 2018, Ms. Purushothaman also co-authored the book “Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem”, written with N. Chandrasekaran, the Chairman of the Tata Group.

She has served on the Prime Minister of India’s Advisory Council on Urban Infrastructure and is the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute, a non-profit educational institution focusing on accelerating academic and leadership outcomes for adolescent girls in India. Avasara has worked with over 3,000 girls through after-school programs, scholarship programs and Avasara Academy, a residential secondary school. She is a member of the Aspen Institute’s India Leadership Initiative and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. Roopa has a B.A. in International Studies and Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University and a Masters of Science Economics from the London School of Economics.

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