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July 21, 2010 Webinar: Live Q&A

July 22, 2010
Webinar: Catalyst Member Benefits

August 26, 2010
Webinar: Work-Life Effectiveness

October 6, 2010
The Catalyst Canada Honours, Toronto

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


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July 2010, Volume 2 Issue 5

C What's Happening


The Best of the Web

ForbesWoman recently sought out the best web-based resources for working women and has included Catalyst’s website and “insightful” blog, Catalyzing, among the Top 100 Websites for Women. Our site was among “the most dynamic, inspiring and helpful websites for women.” A big thank you to ForbesWoman and all of our visitors!


Membership Has Its Privileges

Catalyst members enjoy a rich array of benefits, from the ability to participate in Catalyst Member Benchmarking and connect with peers at events, to access to members-only knowledge products such as Tools and Diversity & Inclusion Practices. On July 22, 2010, our membership team takes you on a tour. Register today.


Making People Count

On June 10, 2010, Catalyst Member Benchmarking Roundtables brought together practitioners and diversity and inclusion experts to describe their progress and challenges with creating and implementing metrics and accountability mechanisms. A summary and members-only recording is available.


Can You Afford to Lose Accounting Talent?

Canadian Industry Snapshot: Advancing Talented Individuals In Accounting Firms, to be released July 8, 2010, outlines what it takes to attract and retain the best talent in the industry.


And Honours Go to…

Who will be recognized as Canada’s first champions? On July 15, 2010, an advertisement will run in The Globe and Mail (Report on Business section) announcing the winners of The Catalyst Canada Honours. Three individuals—a CEO/Firm Leader, a Business Leader, and a Human Resources/Diversity Leader—will be recognized at this inaugural event for their commitment to advancing women in the workplace.


Don’t Miss the Celebration!

On October 6, 2010, The Catalyst Canada Honours ~ Celebrating Champions of Women in Business dinner will mark Catalyst Canada's 10th anniversary as well as call out champions. Tables are selling quickly, but are still available at most sponsorship levels. Reserve yours today!


The Power of Partnership

On June 15, 2010, Catalyst Europe AG held a breakfast event, The Partnership Plateau, in London, targeting advancement in law firms. Hosted by Baker & McKenzie, the event featured discussion about women’s leadership and representation, the value proposition for partnership, firm culture, and career models in the legal industry.


Meetings That Make Change

At Catalyst Europe AG, we understand the value of engaging at in-person seminars or virtual events. We host a series of regional opportunities, such as last month’s CEMENT meeting in The Hague, hosted by Shell International B.V. Please contact us for further information.


Catalyst Europe Expands Team

With the goal of increasing our outreach to members, Catalyst Europe AG is pleased to announce that Jeff Barth was appointed European Marketing Manager and will serve as member liaison for Catalyst Europe’s members. Contact him at [email protected].


As We C It


This month in Catalyzing, Morten Huse, a Norwegian academic, discussed how the presence of at least three women on corporate boards enriches decision-making, while Ilene told readers not to hold their breath for stalled U.S. legislation banning discrimination of LGBT individuals in the workplace. “Legislate for yourself,” she wrote. “Lead by action.”


Canada is Blogging!

In CanCon, Deborah Gillis, Vice President, North America, offers her thoughts on Canadian events, and invites you to share yours. On June 21, Deborah discussed the importance of keeping the equality and diversity conversation alive, and on June 30, she described a remarkable event where 21 young women spoke with passion and purpose at the G(irls)-20 Summit.


Getting to the CORE

Catalyst Europe AG is finding that a growing number of organizations are opting out of big words, such as “diversity and inclusion,” in favor of language that is more straightforward or relevant. Big words have a way of locking people out, creating fatigue and cynicism, or distracting them from the tougher discussions.


Tweet of the Month

2024 Armageddon: Women professionals to earn more than men. http://bit.ly/ay3led



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