Executive Team


Executive Director

Strively’s founder, Kate Leidy has been working in technology for over 17 years, having the opportunity to support companies from startups to IPO. Kate has a background in both new, channel, and inside sales.


Director Of Mentorship Program

Rhonda Scher is a seasoned Enterprise Sales Professional and Strategic Account Executive providing complex solutions for Fortune 500 Tech clients. She has joined Strively to focus on scaling the whole person program through outreach and development of strategic partnerships.

Board Members


VP of Sales at Scribe

Kwesi has over 15 year’s experience as a sales professional. Now a VP of Sales, he previously led LinkedIn’s diversity hiring practices and acted as a liaison for underrepresented hiring within the organization.

Kathleen Nielsen

President at Equilibrium Services

Kathleen is the President of Equilibrium Services Group (ESG), a management consulting firm focused on small to mid-market businesses, non-profit and public sector organizations.


Managing Director at CEO Works

An innovative and visionary leader with over a decade of experience successfully promoting workforce programs across the SF Bay Area. His focus is on training and employment opportunities for populations with barriers to employment, including ex-felons, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Margaret Maloney

SDR at Gong.io

Margaret is a Strively graduate and an accomplished SDR supporting organizations such as Marketo, SAP, and Avaya. Margaret is an LGBTQ advocate and speaker for the ACLU.