Catalyst supports International Women's Day
Catalyst is the leading global nonprofit with the mission to accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. They're dedicated
to creating workplaces where employees representing every dimension of diversity can thrive. They act as a catalyst through pioneering
research, tools and services, events and recognition programs. Together these offerings, coupled with over 50 years of experience,
raise awareness of how inclusion benefits today's global businesses, and provide guidance and solutions on how to enact real change.
Catalyst invites women, men and organizations to join in building the inclusion that will change business, society, and lives for the
Initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group and Rockwell Automation are winning the prestigious
2017 Catalyst Award.
For 30 years, these awards have recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business. This year, Catalyst is excited that the 2017
Catalyst Awards Conference and
Dinner will be held on International
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
- 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.
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: Changing workplaces. Changing lives.
International Women's Day Hall and Topics that matter
Catalyst and UPS bring together the top mission-based organizations that have changed the lives of women and girls globally. The hall
is designed to showcase organizations that have contributed to the multi-dimension journey of a woman's life. Engage with over 30
like-minded organizations throughout the day, presenting an opportunity to learn, give back, and pay it forward as a true
acknowledgement of International Women’s Day.
For 2017, Leadership Redefined focuses on key areas where challenges are preventing women from advancing, but the greatest potential
for change exists. At the Catalyst Awards Conference on March 8th, they will host a variety of working sessions featuring the topics
below. They have also identified Catalyst resources to make change in these areas and inspire others.
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.