Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner
The 2017 Catalyst Award Conference and Dinner took place on International Women's Day, March 8, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group, and Rockwell Automation were honored. This year's Conference theme was #LeadershipRedefined. Catalyst was also honored to be an official charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of their theme for 2017, #BeBoldForChange.
Approximately 800 attendees redefined their leadership at the Conference, including champions of diversity and inclusion, executives, HR leaders, and other individuals looking to catalyze change for women around the world. And 1200 attendees of the Dinner celebrated the winning ititiatives of the Catalyst Award and heard inspiring words from their CEOs.
The Importance of Understanding
Communication comes in various forms, but the need to properly understand one another is just as important now as it has ever been. Catalyst has many tools for leaders to utilize in bridging divides to encourage open dialogue and foster inclusiveness.
Engaging in Conversations About Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace is a tool that describes beliefs, attitudes, or experiences that can stifle progress and teaches how to work through them.
Communication Skills for Bridging Divides, the newest CatalystX course created in partnership with EdX, is a free, 45-minute course that teaches the skills needed to help you find common ground with people who think, look, and have beliefs different from your own.
Inclusive Workplaces and How to Build Them
Your organization’s competitiveness depends on its ability to create an inclusive workplace that fully leverages the talents of your diverse workforce. Catalyst has many learning pathways for developing inclusive leaders at all levels of your organization:
Everyone can be a great leader—inspiring others, and helping them feel included and engaged. Join CatalystX, in partnership with edX, in a series of online courses that will show you how to become an inclusive leader from anywhere in the world. Enroll now.
The Leading With Inclusion leadership development suite of solutions that brings together the expertise and research of Catalyst with the instructional design and consultative expertise of BlessingWhite.
Catalyst’s Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) engages and connects Employee Resource Group leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, functions, and regions to share ideas and practices while learning how to amplify inclusion. On May 8-9, we will hold our annual conference in Toronto, ERLI 2017: Leveraging ERGs to Redefine Leadership. Registration is open!
Connecting Communities That Count
Catalyst works with over 300 US supporters to champion women’s professional advancement by sponsoring cutting-edge events throughout the United States that connect and engage our members, equipping them with the resources they need to succeed in today’s workplace.
Because of Catalyst’s commitment to recruiting and retaining the best talent, Catalyst employees can be found all over the United States. In addition to working in our New York City headquarters, which is Catalyst’s largest physical office, and an office in Sunnyvale, California, Catalyst employees also work virtually from Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Columbus, among other cities.
About Catalyst in the United States
Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962 by Felice N. Schwartz, a passionate activist who believed that women were an untapped resource who could help meet the United States’ growing labor shortage. Now, we are the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.