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Kate Lister    

Thought Leader on the Future of Work & President at Global Workplace Analytics

Kate Lister is president of Global Workplace Analytics (GWA), a research and consulting firm that helps employers understand and prepare for the future of work. Her expertise is focused on workplace, workforce, technology, and other trends that are changing the who, what, when, where, and how of work. She has been helping public and private sector employers implement and optimize hybrid-remote work strategies for over 15 years.

Working with some of the world's most respected product and service providers, GWA helps make the 'people, planet, and profit' business case for workplace change and collaborates to publish a wide range of original and secondary research.

Lister is a highly regarded speaker and writer. She has written or co-authored five business books, numerous white papers, and scores of articles for major media outlets. Her firm’s research has been cited by hundreds of publications including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many others. She is a member of the strategic advisory board and leadership team of Workplace Evolutionaries (WE), a global group of leading workplace thinkers and doers who are dedicated to "changing the world one workplace at a time.” In July of 2020, Kate was one of three witnesses invited to testify before a congressional committee on the future of telework in government.

As a resident of San Diego, Lister teases clients that she charges extra if she has to travel anywhere that's too hot, too cold, too wet, too humid, or too buggy.

Speech Topics

Office of The Future: Rethinking Employee Health & Happiness

A sudden shift to remote work had a seismic impact on company & team culture in 2020, and the upcoming implementation of hybrid work environments will again change the way culture is shaped. How can we keep teams connected, invested, and engaged both virtually, and in the office?

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