"Kate is extremely passionate about raising the standards in education through work with educators, public policy, communities, business and philanthropy. She has great vision for more equitable and successful outcomes. She knows our youth and society deserve the means and tools to reach the highest standards possible and to not settle for anything less.
Our foundation has and continues to work with Kate, and find her skills invaluable to our growth and realizing our goals. She is a delight to work with!" - Julia Busch, Director of Development and Expansion for The David Lynch Foundation
"Smart, Efficient. People person. Gets it done. Creative thinker. I would hire her again and again." - Anne Cox, Founder Oglesby Montessori Foundation and Eire Partners.
"Kate can sing the high notes. She has a strong personal brand that always stands out as being distinctive, relevant and consistent. She excels as a strategic thought partner who can fly at 30K feet then swoop down to mobilize resources to get the right things done in the right way to optimize results. Her skills as a business partner are distinctive and she will bring out the best in you and your initiatives. Failure is not an option with Kate as her tenacity will prevail to save the day. She will drive you to reach higher and navigate with a better tempo. Once you work with Kate and experience her level of energy, creative thinking, discipline and commitment to cause… you will find yourself bypassing others to beat a path to her door." - Brent Kedzierski, Manager Learning Competence Royal Dutch Shell Company
"Kate Winston has made tremendous contributions to OCI. Kate was instrumental in our first successful event at Morningstar, recruiting Russell Simmons and putting together our second event at the Spertus, and in our first fundraising event. Kate is very talented at spreading the word and promotions and we’re grateful for how she has advanced OCI’s cause." - Myles Mendoza, Executive Director One Chance Illinois
"Kate has been one of the most dynamic, fearless, innovative and intelligent women I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She leads by example: she is hard-working, rolling up her sleeves and finding creative solutions to every client problem. Her can-do attitude provides inspiration to the team below her. And she handles a variety of clients, industries and strategic deliverables without batting an eye. The thing I love most about working with Kate is that I can hand her an assignment and know that she will keep me abreast of its progress while running it, solving for issues and finding paths to success, regardless of any obstacle. " -Carol Summerfield, Chief Strategy Officer TeamWorks Media
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