Helene Lollis is the president and chief executive officer of PATHBUILDERS, an organization that partners with clients to develop top-tier talent through mentoring and leadereeborship development, with special expertise in developing high-potential women. She guides strategic direction and program development, provides high-level partnership with clients, and represents Pathbuilders in the community. Trained as an engineer, Helene spent 12 years with Amoco and then BP Corporation in plastics process design, product development, marketing, strategic planning and company mergers and acquisitions.
Helene is frequently invited to speak on the topics of mentoring, women in the workplace and career planning. She has been published in HR Magazine, Diversity Executive, and Talent Management and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal. Extremely active in the community, Helene is the immediate past chair and on the executive board of Junior Achievement of Georgia. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Rotary Club, and served 10 years on the board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. She serves on the advisory boards for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Women’s Leadership Forum and the Private Bank of Buckhead, and she is a graduate of the 2008 class of Leadership Atlanta.
In 2015 Helene was awarded the Gold Leadership Award by the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors for her service to JA. She was named a “Woman Worth Watching” in 2014’s Profiles in Diversity Journal, a Business to Business Woman of Excellence honoree in 2012, a POW! Purposeful Woman in 2010, and the Guiding Star in 2007 from the Emory’s Executive Women of Goizueta. In 2011 and 2012 Helene served as a subject matter expert and session chair focused on mid-career issues at The Wall Street Journal Executive Task Force on Women in the Economy. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering from N.C. State and Purdue Universities.