Cara Pelletier

Cara Pelletier

Sr. Manager, Learning Development and Strategy
Ultimate Software

Who am I? I’m currently the Sr. Manager of Learning Development & Strategy at Ultimate Software. Over the last few years, I helped Ultimate develop our employee leadership development program from the ground up. We currently offer year-long leadership development tracks for employees at all levels of the company from individual contributors with leadership potential to directors and VPs. I have a background in adult education and learning, and I’m *thiiis close* to finishing my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.

My leadership philosophy? We lead who we are. If you want to develop better leaders, develop better people. I’m passionate about helping people connect their heads with their hearts to lead their teams – and their organizations – to greater levels of success.

Who am I IRL? I’m a super geek: I love 8-bit video games, zombies and Star Wars. I regularly embarrass myself at karaoke. My house in Maine is a revolving door for animals. Currently, my wife and I have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 ducks and a fish named Fishizzle. Oh, and I plan to run for congress sometime in the near future.

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.