C-News—December 2010


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January 11, 2011
Webinar: Maximizing Mentoring & Securing Sponsorship

January 18, 2011
Live Q&A Webinar: Reinvigorating the Business Case

February 10, 2011
Webinar: Building Trust Between Managers and Diverse Women Direct Reports

March 29, 2011
Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, New York


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December 2010, Volume 2 Issue 10 

C What's Happening

Time is Running Out to Purchase a 2011 Catalyst Awards Dinner Table!

Each year the Catalyst Awards Dinner reaches maximum capacity at the Waldorf=Astoria in NYC. It is with great thanks to those organizations that have shown tremendous support by already securing tables for the event that we are currently moving very quickly to being sold out. The Catalyst Awards Dinner brings together the most powerful supporters of women and business. Make sure you are a part of it by booking your table today.

Leadership Gender Gap in India Inc.: Myths and Reality

With a reported gross domestic product growth rate of approximately 7 percent and a projected talent gap of more than 5 million by 2012, India's near-term economic health depends on the immediate utilization of all of its talent—women especially. According to a groundbreaking new Catalyst study, women are still far from achieving parity in the corporations of India.

Nominate a Canadian Champion

Although The Catalyst Canada Honours 2010 are over, now is the time to nominate a champion for 2011. A recording of a webinar on the nomination process is available. Act fast—the deadline for nominations is December 20.

New Year, New Chance to Mentor

January is Mentoring Month. Get out there and help someone get to the next step in her career. Our helpful tools can guide you and help your organization create a formal mentoring plan. And, as Nancy M. Carter, Vice President of Research, Catalyst, points out in her CNN.com Op-Ed, mentorship and sponsorship may be a solution to helping women get ahead and eventually close the gender pay gap.

Reinvigorating the Business Case: Myth Busting and Reality Checks

Join us for the next installment of the Catalyst Europe Live Q&A series as Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe AG, moderates this webinar event and takes your questions on how to revisit the added value of the business case for gender equity on January 18, 2011. Subsequent Live Q&A's are scheduled at different times on March 10, 2011, for participants from Europe and Asia. Register for these events via email.

Catalyst Europe AG — Here to Serve

Fall kicked in with a flurry of activity for Catalyst Europe AG, which participated in various meetings and discussions, including the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association in Basel, the International Society for Diversity Management Conference in Berlin and the International HR Community’s end of year event in Zurich. In need of a presentation or strategic focused intervention (SFI) advisory? Contact us.

Making Her Mark

Congratulations to Catalyst Europe’s Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, a recipient of this year’s EuroExcellence Award for her instrumental contribution to the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association European Senior Advisory Board in 2009 and 2010. For more information visit HBA.

Catalyst Honored with 2011 Diversity Leader Award

Profiles in Diversity Journal (PDJ) is proud to honor 54 companies with the 2011 Diversity Leader Award. PDJ recognizes organizations for sharing their diversity success stories with their readers all over the world by participating in editorial features during the year. According to PDJ: “Yes, that is how important we think it is to continually preach the gospel of diversity!”

Profiles in Diversity Journal 2011 Women Worth Watching® Award

The September/October issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal profiles Deborah Gillis, Vice President, North America, Catalyst, as a Woman Worth Watching. The feature on Ms. Gillis includes an essay with mentoring advice that she would offer to a younger executive.

A Holiday Message

In recognition of the diversity of holidays that many of us celebrate and to respect the balance between work and life, Catalyst will not publish a January 2011 edition of C-News. Our offices will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 24, 2010, and reopen Monday, January 3, 2011. We wish you Happy Holidays and look forward to working together to advance women and business in 2011!

As We C It

Fair Pay Now—Not in 2058

In Catalyzing, Ilene reflected on the defeat of the Pay Check Fairness Act in the US Congress, reminding readers that “setbacks may occur in the fight for paycheck fairness now, but let them not distract us from what is our right.” Also in November, a guest post from our Senior Advisor in India, Deepali Bagati, heralded the release of Catalyst’s first report on India. “The India story is no longer about whether this is a growth play,” wrote Deepali, “but more about maximizing and accelerating this growth by leveraging female talent.”

Put Your Communications Team to Work

More member organizations are becoming aware of their vulnerability at the transactional level of D&I-speak and are calling on the expertise of communications teams to help identify the right messages and how to express them more effectively. Read more in this month’s Catalyst Europe AG CORE.

Being Effective, at Home or at Work

In November, Catalyst Canada stayed home—at least one day— in support of National Work From Home Day. In CanCon, North American Vice-President Deborah Gillis considered how work-life effectiveness programs can give corporations an edge in the “great place to work” stakes, and encourage employees to be more productive and innovative.

Tweet of the Month

RT @catalystinc: "We have to dispel the notion that it’s not as big a job when a woman has it." – Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi

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