Katherine Glasser

Corp. Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Business Unit Industrials



Kate Glasser is the Corporate Senior Vice President for the Adhesive Technologies Industrials Business (AEI) at Henkel Corporation. She is a business executive with 20 years of leadership experience across both mid-size businesses and large multinational corporations.

Most recently, she served as President of IDEX Corporation’s Rescue Group and spent the prior decade at Dow as Global Business Director the Coatings and Monomers businesses as well as roles in general management, strategy and M&A. Previously, she held leadership roles at US Airways and taught English in Japan and China.

Kate earned an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Rochester.

She is also a Board President for Nerdy Girl Success, Inc., a founding member of Chief Chicago, and an Executive-in-Residence at the Booth School of Business. Kate lives in Chicago with her partner and their three children.

Presentation Abstract

Inclusion Strengthens our Bonds: Henkel’s Path Forward

Over the past few years in the corporate world, we have had much more awareness on the need for diversity and its business case. Now it is time we also look to understanding why inclusion matters. We all look to attract great talent, drive employee engagement, and improve retention as great people doing their best work are what help us meet our customers’ needs and drive innovative solutions to big problems. During this presentation, we will explore why inclusion matters and the pitfalls of not having an inclusive culture, the actions that Henkel is taking so far and what we can look to in the future, and finally, how we can all better engage through both big and small actions to have and outsized impact.

Presentation Time

Master Class II: Diversity and Inclusion in the Adhesive and Sealants industry

Friday, 16 September 2022, 11:00 - 12:30

FEICA Conference