Elatia Abate is an entrepreneur, futurist, and educator who created the Future of Now to help humans and companies thrive in the face of inevitable disruption and prepare for the ever-changing future ahead. She has consulted for and advised organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, UniGroup, Verizon, University of Arizona and University of Cincinnati.
Named a leading female futurist by Forbes and recognized as a Global Futurist Speaker by the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions, Elatia’s personal mission is to inspire others to shed despair and fear and instead embrace regenerative resilience when confronted with great uncertainty. She has shared this mission with tens of thousands around the world, speaking at organizations like SEI, NY Life, VRBO, Deloitte, Belcorp and SHRM and gracing the TEDx stage to discuss pioneering the future of work.
Before making the shift to entrepreneurship, Elatia had a successful, international corporate career, serving as Global Director, Talent Acquisition with Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer. There, she led the design of the company’s global employer brand and was a co-founder of the company’s innovation lab in Palo Alto, CA. She also served as Vice President of Human Resources at Dow Jones & Company where she led global innovation initiatives.
Now when Elatia isn’t teaching or speaking around the world, she passes her knowledge onto others as an instructor in the Continuing Studies Departments of The University of Chicago and Stanford University. She received both her BA and MBA from the University of Chicago.