Kayla Celeste Cato is a first generation American born to parents who hail from Jamaica. In December of 2016 she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Early Childhood with a dual degree in Special Education from East Stroudsburg University. After a year of working in the intensive special education field, she went back to school and recently graduated from Queens College with her MSED in Literacy Education.
Today Kayla is the Development Associate at The Spence School – a private & prestigious all girls school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In her role she extends the mission of the school through fundraising, communications, event planning, and alumnae relations.
Kayla was first introduced to 4 Real Women International Inc in November 2017 when Founder and CEO, Norka Blackman Richards invited her to VoWCon. Inspired by this “magical experience” she participated and graduated as a Team Player from the 4RWI Leadership Academy in August 2018; then later attended VoWCon in October 2018. Eager to continue her growth and development in this organization, she facilitated the 2019 LEAD graduation and developed the first ever 4RWI Phonathon.
In this new role as the Donor Relations Coordinator of 4 Real Women International Inc, Kayla aspires to use her experience, knowledge, and understanding from above to organize fundraising campaigns that will contribute to the impeccable work of 4RWI and their mission of empowering women and girls all around the world!
The Board of Directors of 4RWI is excited about welcoming Kayla and look forward to many donor relationships that she will foster in support of the organization’s mission.