Brande Stellings is a Principal at Vestry Laight, a firm that works with organizations to assess and address workplace misconduct.
A leading expert on workplace inclusion and women’s advancement, Stellings served as Senior Vice President, Advisory Services at Catalyst prior to founding Vestry Laight. She led Catalyst’s consulting and corporate board departments, partnering with CEOs, senior executives and board directors in Fortune 500 corporations and leading professional services firms on strategies to advance women and promote inclusion in the workplace and the boardroom.
Appointed in 2017 as an independent member of the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council, Stellings reports to the company’s Board of Directors. In this role, she advises Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts to ensure an inclusive and respectful workplace; strengthen reporting practices for wrongdoing; enhance human resource training on workplace behavior; and in the recruitment and advancement of women and minorities. In 2019, Brande joined the Conference Board as the Program Director for its Leadership Council on Advancing Women.
Stellings serves as a consulting expert in high-stakes litigation matters providing guidance and recommendations relating to: board oversight and corporate governance, conduct of investigations, workplace policies and training, diversity and inclusion strategy, organizational communications, remedying toxic company culture, and preventing sexual harassment. She also provides executive coaching in the context of post-investigation remediation.
Stellings speaks to corporate audiences and is quoted frequently in the media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS and Fortune, as an expert on women’s leadership and diversity. Earlier in her career, Stellings practiced law at NBC Universal Inc., where she served as Vice President, Litigation, and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a litigation associate.
Stellings serves on the Advisory Board of DirectWomen (Accelerating Board Opportunities for Women). Stellings received her JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Yale College.