Elatia Abate

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 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 start-ups 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, “Pioneering the Future of Work,” and is an instructor in the Continuing Studies Department of Stanford University. Abate received her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.