Cathy Avgiris is a long-time advocate for advancing women and people of color and has over 35 years of experience being “the only woman in the room.” She developed and launched Power of 2(00), a leadership development program at Comcast aimed at getting women the right exposure in the company through their business savvy and decision making, not their gender. Now a Senior Advisor for the global professional services firm, Boston Consulting Group, Cathy is active in Women@BCG and in coaching and mentoring consulting staff in diversity and inclusion issues. Cathy also provides consulting to her son’s first business venture, a fast casual Greek restaurant. Definitely the hardest job of all!! She loves to cook, bake, travel and spend time with her grandchildren.
Favorite quotes: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle (of course!)
More recently, during this pandemic, a new set of quotes that have inspired Cathy include: “Be kind. Everyone is still healing from things they don’t speak about” and “Somedays there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
Quote from this interview:
“If you give people opportunity to shine, they more often than not, will in fact shine and probably brighter than you ever thought that they would.”