As CEO of Halcyon, Kate Goodall is the driving strategic force behind Halcyon’s creative growth. She was instrumental in the development of Halcyon’s well-established Halcyon Incubator, the newest creative series Halcyon Stage, and the soon-to-be-released residency-based Halcyon Arts Lab. Goodall’s dedicated passion for arts, sciences and social impact lends an objective and unstoppable drive for formulating and executing Halcyon’s mission of catalyzing emerging creatives across multiple platforms, ideas and artistic media, striving for a better world.
In 2016, Goodall also helped Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Sheila C. Johnson in establishing WE Capital, a consortium of leading businesswomen in the Washington, D.C. region that invests in and supports women and women-led companies, inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs while providing opportunity for the investors to achieve their investment goals.
Prior to establishing Halcyon, Goodall served as COO of S&R Foundation, where she developed new programs as well as oversaw impactful and capacity-building partnerships. Goodall hails from the museum field and has worked previously at the Association of Science-Technology Centers, American Association of Museums and the Naval Historical Center, to name a few.
Goodall leads the DC Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council’s Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Subcommittee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgetown Business Improvement District. She was a judge for WeWork’s inaugural Creator Awards, the Gifted Citizen prize at Ciudad de las Ideas, and MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 Europe and Latin America Awards. Goodall has also served on Independent Sector’s emerging leaders council, named as one of the Washington Business Journal’s Power 100 (2016) and 40 Under 40 (2017), and one of Washingtonian’s 2017 Tech Titans. Goodall was most recently named as one of Techweek 100 DC’s Talent Cultivators (2017).
Goodall earned her B.A. in world literature and M.A. in nautical archaeology. She enjoys sailing, snorkeling, hiking, marksmanship, good food and playing with her two sons.