C-News—June 2011

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June 14, 2011
Webinar: Transgender in the Workplace

June 14, 2011
Regional Symposium: The Hague

June 21, 2011
Building Leadership Capacity for Growth: Advancing Women in Leadership: Vancouver

July 12, 2011
Webinar: Catalyst Member Benefits

July 19, 2011
Webinar: Diversity Strategy: Using the 2010 India Benchmarking Tool

October 18, 2011
The Catalyst Canada Honours: Toronto


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June 2011, Volume 3 Issue 5 

C What's Happening

Celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

LGBT ReportLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots of June 1969, which are commonly acknowledged as the beginning of the U.S. gay rights movement. Organizations and D&I professionals are encouraged to download Catalyst's report, Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change, and its corresponding tool, which describe the workplace experiences of LGBT employees and offer a 'how-to' for the development of programs and practices that leverage diversity, foster inclusion, and increase awareness, accountability, and action.

When Men Champion Women, Everyone Wins

Join Catalyst Canada on June 7, as it presents Engaging Men as Diversity Champions, a breakfast and panel discussion on men as advocates for women's advancement facilitated by Sunniva Sorby, Member Manager - Québec, Catalyst. Panelists include Marc-André Blanchard, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, McCarthy Tétrault LLP; Guy Leblanc, Managing Partner, Montréal, PwC Canada; and Sylvain Vinet, Senior Vice-President, Eastern Canada Region, Retail Markets, CIBC. The event will be conducted in French and held at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal. Inquire at [email protected].

Drumroll Please

And the champions of the 2011 The Catalyst Canada Honours are… Well, you'll have to check the website on June 8 to find out. Want to be there for all the excitement? See below to reserve a table.

Tables Almost Gone for The Catalyst Canada Honours

Help us celebrate and recognize three outstanding individuals for their contributions to the advancement of women in Canada. Tables are selling quickly for the dinner in Toronto on October 18. Secure yours today!

Engaging and Retaining Women

Catalyst Europe AG and Opportunity in Bedrijf, along with sponsor Shell España, are pleased to bring you the fifth Regional Symposium, Engaging and Retaining Women: Critiques & Reinvention on June 14 in The Hague. Engaging and Retaining Women is designed to provide participants with critical insights into what drives and retains top women, tangible steps and mindset-shifts that organizations can enact to engage men and accelerate positive change, and effective, real-world practices that can heighten the level of understanding and interest around the issue. Register today.

Have Breakfast With Us in Madrid

Join our next Catalyst Europe Member Breakfast, hosted by Shell España, in Madrid on June 22 for a discussion on engaging men and an overview of Catalyst Europe initiatives. Contact Pascale Marcou Benkemoun for details and to attend.

As We C It

Check the Chart

This month in Catalyzing Ilene got real with graduates, telling them the truth about the wage inequity that awaits them, rather than peppering them with standard inspirational fare. "The fact is that a level playing field does not exist for women in the business world."

Election Reflections

Deborah Gillis mused on the recent Canadian elections in CanCon, "With 407 women out of 1,587 candidates, this election saw the highest proportion ever of women candidates. And with the election of 76 women, this 41st Parliament will comprise a record 25 percent women. While I'm happy that the proportion of woman MPs continues to increase, I have to point out that we're only half way there. When women make up 50 percent of Parliament, as we do the population—that will be the day to celebrate."

To Quota or Not to Quota, That is the Question

As quotas are debated, if not implemented, by a growing number of European countries, the notion of closing the gender gap by law can no longer be considered a Nordic phenomenon. Whether organizations are affected by legislation or just watching and waiting, interest is growing. Read more in Catalyst Europe's CORE.

Tweets of the Month

Turn off sexism: "The more hours of television a girl watches, the fewer options she believes she has in life." http://t11.me/3IH-6N

Bright spot! Five of 11 P&G board directors are women. http://t11.me/042-XJ

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