Council Program Director
The Conference Board
Brande Stellings is a principal at Vestry Laight, a consulting firm that partners with organizations to assess and address sexual misconduct.
An expert in workplace and inclusion matters, Stellings served as Senior Vice President, Advisory Services at Catalyst prior to founding Vestry Laight. She led Catalyst’s consulting and corporate board departments, partnering with CEOs and senior executives in Fortune 500 corporations and leading professional services firms to create organizational change strategies related to diversity and inclusion and advancing women.
Appointed in 2017 as an independent member of the Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council, Stellings reports to the company’s board of directors. In this role, she advises Fox News and its senior management in its ongoing efforts to ensure an inclusive and respectful workplace; strengthen reporting practices for wrongdoing; enhance human resource training on workplace behavior; and in the recruitment and advancement of women and minorities.
Stellings speaks to corporate audiences and is quoted frequently in the media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, PBS and Fortune, as an expert on women’s leadership and diversity in corporate boardrooms. Earlier in her career, Stellings practiced law at NBC Universal Inc., where she served as Vice President, Litigation, and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore as a litigation associate.
Stellings serves on the Advisory Board of DirectWomen (Accelerating Board Opportunities for Women) and on the board of Akanksha Fund Inc, which supports education in India. She formerly served as a director of the New York Women’s Foundation and of Legal Momentum - The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund and formerly chaired the Women in the Profession Committee of the New York City Bar Association. Stellings received her JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Yale College.