Catalyst supports International Women's Day

Catalyst supports International Women's Day

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world's most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership - because progress for women is progress for everyone.

Leadership Redefined

Initiatives from Northrop Grumman Corporation, IBM, The Boston Consulting Group and Nationwide won the prestigious 2018 Catalyst Award. For 30 years, these awards have recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business.

Gender equality is a central tenet to propelling workplaces and the world to a more inclusive future. We must rethink old definitions and create a new vision, which requires:

  • Redefining leadership in how we drive inclusion and equal representation at all levels, in all professions, and in all walks of life, including the home.
  • Redefining leadership in how we "show up" on gender-related issues with our consumers and stakeholders and in how we amplify our voices externally.
  • And, redefining leadership in how we all connect and collaborate across organizations (businesses, NGOs/nonprofits, governments, and society) to amplify and accelerate progress toward gender equality.

Workplaces that work for women

Catalyst aims to accelerate progress for women by focusing on powerful organizations around the globe. In that way they can change workplaces. Through coalition building, strategic alliances and collaborative approaches, Catalyst focuses on areas outside the workplace where women face barriers and should be able to thrive. Through their strategic focus and approach, and through the power and amplification of partnerships, they fulfill their vision: Workplaces that work for women.

Listen, learn, and lead: Engaging in conversations about gender race and ethnicity in the workplace

Differences don't have to create divides. Effectively communicating across genders, ethnicities, races, and other aspects of our identities can potentially be difficult, yet the benefit to inclusion is worth the challenge. Learn how organizations and individuals set up conversation ground rules and take action to create productive dialogues in this illuminating session.

Negotiate your role, Redefine your career

It's all about the money, except when it isn’t. While salary is important, ambitious employees negotiate many aspects of their careers, including more satisfying and challenging roles. In this session, you will gain insights from a panel of experts to confidently negotiate your way to success.

Redefining sponsorship: How partnerships with purpose pay back

Intentional investment, whether in organizations that support women and girls or in the career of a talented protégé, is crucial for moving toward gender equality. With the recent adoption of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, a new era of international development has begun, with gender as a central feature. Hear from a varied panel of partners in the business, nonprofit, and philanthropic community who recently announced specific Clinton Global Initiative Commitments to Action.

Redefining championship: Engaging men in gender equality

Men have a broad spectrum of experiences in the workplace. In male-dominated, male-led workplaces, some men gain certain advantages from being part of the group that holds the majority of positions of power. Yet at the same time, many also report feeling excluded due to other core aspects of their identities. We invite all to attend this session to learn more about how diverse men—including men of color, LGBTQI men, and others—are bringing their distinct experiences and perspectives to bear in their efforts to champion inclusion.

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