Keely Cat-Wells is an Entrepreneur and Disability Activist dedicated to making social, systematic, and economical change. Keely is the Founder/CEO of C Talent, Zetta Studios, and Zetta Finance. Additionally, Keely is a equity partner at KC Chocolatiers and the VP of Business Development at Guotai Global™. Keely sits on the D/deaf & Disabled committee at Equity UK and on the British Film Institutes Disability Advisory Council.
Keely founded her first company at a young age during her time in hospital which transcended into C Talent. C Talent represents d/Deaf and Disabled artists all over the world. They build and manage an artist’s full-time career either in-front or behind the camera. They work with those who have previously been unauthentically and misrepresented in the media. Smashing stereotypes on the daily! C Talent was awarded by GlobalGiving as a Red Backpack Fund Recipient, from Spanx by The Sara Blakely Foundation. Keely has also been named one of Aerie’s Top 20 Change-makers of 2020, this gained C Talent corporate sponsorship from American Eagle Outfitters’, Aerie.
Keely has since founded Zetta Finance which is a company that matches investors with opportunities in multiple asset classes, most prominently film TV projects.
After noticing the lack of access in the entertainment industry Keely formed Zetta Studios. Zetta Studios is set to be the world’s first-ever studio to be fully accessible for people with disabilities, that is sustainable and founded by a female. The studio will home the most innovative, revolutionary technology in the industry. An interconnected community providing a truly desired live-work space. – ‘The Silicon Valley of Entertainment’.
Keely’s love for all things sweet found her as an equity partner at KC Chocolatiers. KC Chocolatiers was founded to compete on the principles of sustainability. KC has won awards for being the “greenest” chocolatier in Brussels. KC believes that its quality of products is something quite special. For over 30 years, pleased customers from around the world have been enjoying delicious chocolate delights.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Keely started the role as VP of business development at Guotai Global™. Guotai Global™ is an international trading and logistics company focused on commodities, technology, textiles, and medical supplies supporting the health, wellness, fashion, and beauty industries. Guotai and its subsidiaries together, are the largest importer of personal protective equipment into the United States.
“I believe to change the world we have to learn to tell and listen to a new set of stories about the world that we want to create. The media is being watched all the time. The power of it is unimaginable. If we paint the wrong pictures of people with disabilities, the world will see it and believe it. We have to familiarize audiences seeing people with disabilities on their screen, authentically, and in a new light. Knowledge is power and the media is a global teacher whether we actively realize it when we are watching entertainment or not”.