SHE / HER / HERS
A well-sought intersectional feminist speaker, Erin Gallagher is the CEO and Founder of Ella, an inclusive network unlocking womxn’s access to human and financial capital. Through connection, consulting and coaching, Erin recognizes womxn’s value and increases their valuation. She is a LinkedIn Top 100 Influencer and Fast Company World’s Most Innovative recipient.
To create a world where womxn realize the unencumbered, uninhibited + unlimited personal, professional + passion potential they have always deserved, but never experienced.
Intersectional Gender Equity
Get informed and inspired about the work being done across industries to advance women and all historically excluded groups.
Disrupting Inequitable Systems
Access new tools and approaches to bring back to your own companies and communities to address systems of inequity.
Building New Ecosystems and Generational Wealth for Women
Recognize how systemic conditioning has impacted your life and discover tactical ways to unlearn and break free from what (+ who) is holding you back.
Coaching & Consulting
Through Erin’s connection with others — and her ability to connect you to who you should know — magic is made.
Whether you are looking to spend an hour getting inspired and motivated to take control of your future or a half hour to quickly solve a problem, she is here for you.
Erin has consulted with, and counseled, C-suite and senior leaders at some of the world’s biggest and best brands + companies — from LinkedIn to United Airlines to Carhartt to McDonald’s — and forged relationships with changemakers and leaders who believe in the power of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
She brings more than 20 years experience leading global marketing, comms, media relations, branding, DEI and organizational change to the way she consults for individuals and organizations.
“Meeting Erin changed the way I engage on some of the most important issues of our time. Over 20 years in marketing and I’ve never met someone more informed, more connected, more passionate and more willing to be BOLD. She will continue to have deep impact across a number of industries. She also knows everyone… because so many leaders use her as a not-so-secret weapon to drive real change. If you are lucky enough to get into her orbit, stay there. You will learn, you will grow, you will be a better leader, you will be a better human.”
– Melissa Hobley, Global CMO, Tinder
“Erin understands the complexity and nuances of challenging centuries-old systems. And she doesn’t shy away from what’s uncomfortable. I value her counsel and compassion as we continue to work towards a more equitable world.”
– Jessica (Kimbrough) Muench, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, United Airlines
“Erin’s deep wellspring of experience and no-nonsense approach consistently unearths meaningful solutions, typically hiding in plain sight. And because she’s uniquely stakeholder-focused, she helps organizations serious about intersectional gender equity find new meaning in the collective work.”
– Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune / Founder, Sweet Equity Media
“Erin stands for Equity, Resilience, Inclusion and Nature (as in force of Nature). She’s a visionary who can make the dream a reality. She has fiercely fought for the civil rights of women and marginalized groups. Ella is her life’s work to break the chains of patriarchal rule, so we can become the marvelous human beings that Mother Nature intended.”
– Justin Zhu, Co-Organizer of Stand w/ Asian Americans / Co-Founder + former CEO, Iterable
Erin is CEO and Founder of Ella, an inclusive network unlocking women’s access to human and financial capital. Through connection, consulting and coaching, Ella recognizes women’s value and increases their valuation.
Erin has counseled C-suite and senior leaders at some of the world’s biggest and best brands and companies — from LinkedIn to United Airlines to Carhartt to McDonald’s — and forged relationships with change makers and leaders who believe in the power of diversity, equity, inclusion and access.
She is a LinkedIn Top 100 Influencer, Top 10 DEI Voice (#5) and wrote one of the 100 Most Influential LinkedIn Posts of the Decade.
Erin grew the previous company she founded from becoming global holding company Interpublic Group’s first equity investment in a majority women-owned business (ever… in its 93-year history) to earning the recognition from Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2022. Erin is also a PRNews 2019 ‘Top Women in PR’ Honoree.
She began her career at Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a non-profit, legal services, watchdog dedicated to ending discrimination/harassment of military personnel affected by the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. (Which they ultimately achieved.)
And she has almost 20 years experience leading global marketing, business development, branding and communications.
Erin is a Founding Member of Marble Collective, a member of the Female Founder Collective, a Launch Partner of Sweet Equity Media and a member of the Saysh Collective.
Erin lives outside of Chicago in Arlington Heights with her husband, Brian, two boys, Will (6) and Charlie (4), and golden retriever Lincoln. She’s determined to realize her vision for a different way of working… not only for herself but for courageous women everywhere.
Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.