Elatia Abate, ’08

Entrepreneur & Human Capital Expert

Elatia Abate

Elatia Abate, a Detroit native, is an entrepreneur, human capital expert, and thought leader on the topic of the future of work.

She is a visionary, having devoted her life to exploring the future of work and creating solutions to its global challenges. She consults with companies, governments, and educational institutions to create pathways to economic empowerment in the face of the disruption that technology creates in our world.

Elatia has a rich and diverse career discovering and developing talent internationally, with experience in Executive Search in both the United States and Brazil. Additionally, she served as global director, talent acquisition for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and global director, recruiting & vice president, human resources for Dow Jones & Company / The Wall Street Journal.

She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator, including the TEDx state where she shared her journey, “Pioneering The Future of Work.” She has been featured in Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Valor Economico, and Gazeta do Povo. In her free time, she teaches in the Continuing Studies departments of both Stanford University and The University of Toronto. She is an enthusiast and practitioner of design thinking and improv comedy.