Kathleen Noreau

Head Of Strategic Partnerships; Head Of Professional Services Industry at World Economic Forum

Kathleen Noreau has extensive work experience in various industries, including the World Economic Forum, ManpowerGroup, Bloomberg BNA, Bloomberg Law, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP, Liberty Mutual, Quincy District Court, Battered Women's Advocacy Program, and the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

At the World Economic Forum, Kathleen worked as the Head of Strategic Partnerships for the Consumer, Health, and Energy Industries starting in August 2020. Kathleen was also a Strategic Advisor for Diversity & Inclusion from April 2020 to July 2020.

During their time at ManpowerGroup from 2019 to 2020, Kathleen held multiple roles. Kathleen served as the Co-Chair of the Women's Business Resource Group and led global strategic communications, focusing on emerging workforce trends. Kathleen also took on the role of a project lead for external events such as the World Economic Forum, World Employment Confederation, and the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

Prior to that, Kathleen had a significant tenure at the World Economic Forum from 2016 to 2019. Kathleen co-founded the Women's Business Resource Group and played an essential role in elevating conversations around women in the workplace and driving cultural change. Additionally, Kathleen led strategic partnerships, managing relationships with CEOs and C-suite executives from multinational organizations in the Consumer, Healthcare, and Media Industries. Kathleen engaged partner organizations in diversity and inclusion and future of work initiatives, negotiated speaking opportunities, and designed programming at global and regional summits.

Before their time at the World Economic Forum, Kathleen worked at Bloomberg BNA from 2013 to 2016. Kathleen was the National Director of the Federal Courts Program, where they built a national account management program and managed team growth, marketing, and communications strategy. Prior to this role, Kathleen served as a Senior Account Manager in Bloomberg Law, managing one of the largest clients by revenue and leading a regional team of account managers.

Kathleen's career began at Bloomberg Law in 2012 as an Account Manager, where they developed and implemented training programs on legal research and business intelligence platforms. Kathleen also established strong relationships with key client stakeholders.

Kathleen'searlier experience includes working as an Attorney at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, LLP, a Law Clerk at Liberty Mutual, and a SJC Rule 3:03 Certified Student Attorney at the Quincy District Court, Battered Women's Advocacy Program. Kathleen also interned at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as part of the Court Improvement Project.

Overall, Kathleen's work experience showcases their expertise in strategic partnerships, diversity and inclusion, global communications, account management, and legal advocacy.

Kathleen Noreau holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Care Administration from Georgetown University, which they earned between 1999 and 2003. Following this, they attended Suffolk University Law School and obtained a degree in JD with a specialization in Health Law, from 2003 to 2006. Kathleen later pursued further studies and successfully achieved a Doctor of Law degree (JD) from Suffolk University Law School. The field of study for their Doctor of Law degree is unspecified.



  • Head Of Strategic Partnerships; Head Of Professional Services Industry

    September 1, 2023 - present

  • Head Of Strategic Partnerships Consumer Health Energy Industries

    August, 2020

  • Co Founder Women S Business Resource Group

    December, 2017

  • Lead Strategic Partnerships

    October, 2016