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March 21, 2012Catalyst’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is only days away—expectations couldn’t be higher.

This Monday, March 26, 2012, I’ll be ringing the closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange. Festivities continue on March 28 and 29 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City, where I’ll be joined by more than 2000 business leaders from around the world.

In addition to honoring the Catalyst-Award-winning initiatives, at the Waldorf we’ll be launching MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—Catalyst’s new online learning community for men; a bold new campaign for equality, co-led by Catalyst, The White House Project and the National Council for Research on Women; and, I Am A Catalyst, a new video campaign that poses the question: why are you a Catalyst for change? The two-day celebration will also feature events about creating workplaces inclusive of diverse women and a round-table discussion on the portrayal of women in media featuring supermodel Emme, film producer Susan Cartsonis, Draftfcb Executive Vice President Mike Devlin, and INSEAD Professor of Organizational Behavior Herminia Ibarra.

And if that isn’t enough, the Conference will also feature an exhibit exploring Catalyst’s impact on women in the workplace over the past 50 years, how we’ll make change going forward, and the power of each person to be a catalyst of change.

This is a celebration 50 years in the making—let’s mark this milestone together!