Michele Sullivan

Michele Sullivan

Former President of Caterpillar Foundation, A Top 50 Most Powerful Woman in U.S. Philanthropy, Author of Looking Up (forthcoming with HarperCollins Leadership)

Michele Sullivan is the former President of Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropy arm of heavy equipment giant Caterpillar Corporation that has contributed over 685 million dollars worldwide to alleviate poverty.

Born a little person who had to endure many years of orthopedic surgeries and other challenges, Michele speaks regularly on the topics of equality, resilience, and empowerment. In October 2016, Michele shared her personal story at the TEDWomen Conference. The talk has since attracted over a million views.

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Keynote Lecture Topics

  • Inspiration, Empowerment, Motivation, Resilience
  • Live to Impact Others
  • Social Impact, Including The Power of Investing in Girls & Women
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Power of Collaboration & Partnership
  • Intersectionality by Diversity & Inclusion

Michele Sullivan travels from Washington, Illinois.


Looking Up

Praise for Looking Up

“Michele has…a spirit the size of the sky”

—Bono, U2
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