C-News—March 2011

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March 2, 2011
Webinar: The Gender Dividend

March 2, 2011
Women on Board: Lessons From Norway

March 3, 2011
Regional Learning Hub, London

March 4, 2011
Launch: 2010 India Benchmarking Report, Mumbai

March 9, 2011
Catalyst Connects, Montreal

March 10, 2011
Live Q&A “Management as a Social Competency: The New Performance Paradigm”

March 21, 2011
Maximizing Business Relationships

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

April 4-6, 2011
Women in the Economy Conference

April 5, 2011
Panel: Engaging Men

April 12-13, 2011
Women’s Leadership Conference


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March 2011, Volume 3 Issue 2 

C What's Happening

Only Three Weeks Left to Register for the 2011 Catalyst Awards Conference

On March 29, global leaders and high potentials will converge on The Waldorf=Astoria to participate in the Catalyst Awards Conference. Join us for workshops and discussions with experts and to share knowledge on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and women’s advancement. Irene Rosenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Kraft Foods Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Tickets are going fast! Registration deadline is March 23. Reserve your space now.

The Canadian Count is in on March 3rd! Le compte canadien est le 3 mars!

The 2010 Catalyst Census: Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners details women’s representation in senior leadership positions at the largest companies in Canada. Released on March 3, the report outlines the latest data on women’s advancement into business leadership in corporate Canada. A French translation of the study is available for our French-speaking members and interested readers.

Catalyst Unveils the 2010 India Benchmarking Report in Mumbai, India

New economic realities and a looming talent shortage have made talent management a top priority for India Inc. Women represent a huge untapped resource, and measurement, accountability and male engagement need to be built into programs to leverage this valuable talent pool. The 2010 India Benchmarking Report, enables companies to create impact both within the organization and externally. An in-person release event, hosted by IBM, is being held in Mumbai on March 4. RSVP at [email protected].

Catalyst Connects au Québec en français

Catalyst Canada presents a Catalyst Connects event featuring Monique F. Leroux, Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. Ms. Leroux leads the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world. The series brings high-potential women together with speakers considered to be role models. This event, to be conducted in French, will be held on March 9 at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth. Send inquiries to [email protected].

100 Years of Marching Forward

March 8 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day! Catalyst President & CEO, Ilene H. Lang will mark the occasion by helping to launch the Catalyst Census in Israel. She will speak to leading business women and men, NGOs, women’s groups, and academic leaders at several functions including at the Women and Business Convention, sponsored by The Marker, in Tel Aviv.

Sponsor a Table in 2011 at The Catalyst Canada Honours

Excitement is building for the second The Catalyst Canada Honours. This year’s event will be held at The Fairmont Royal York on October 18. The event will celebrate the achievements of three senior leaders in the business community who have made a personal commitment in their careers to the advancement of women. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available — please contact us to find out more!

Thought Leadership in Europe…and Beyond

Catalyst Europe is pleased to announce the advisory board appointment of Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe AG, along with Dave Ulrich, author, consultant and Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Jay Jamrog, Executive Director, Human Resource Institute at the University of Tampa, to Tosca’s (Technology Options and Strategy toward Climate-friendly transport) Future of Organisations Consortium. This consortium is dedicated to delivering genuine thought leadership and harnessing technology in the coming years. Congratulations to all.

Calgary Engages Men

Catalyst’s Christine Silva, Director, Research, will facilitate a panel of senior male leaders who will discuss their experiences as diversity champions and strategies for getting other men involved in diversity initiatives. The panel will include: John Abbott, Executive Vice-President, Shell Canada Ltd.; Chris Clark, CEO, Canadian Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; John Silverthorn, Senior Vice-President, Talent Management, CIBC. The session will be held on March 5, at The Fairmont Palliser hotel. Contact us for more information.

Women on Board: Lessons from Norway

Norway has become for a benchmark for other countries interested in achieving gender balance. Join Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe AG, and Heather Foust-Cummings, Senior Director, Research, on March 2 in Oslo, as they participate in a workshop devoted to reactions to parity in Norwegian boardrooms. Register here.

As We C It

One Year Closer to Parity

February 4, 2011, marked the one-year anniversary of Catalyzing. To celebrate, Ilene highlighted some of the most uplifting and heartfelt comments she received during the previous year. "We need our sons and daughters to see the difference that women—and mothers—are making in the world," declared one commenter. "I want my daughter and her friends to never experience in 2011 the obstacles we have tried so hard to remove in the last twenty years. We need their fabulous energy, passion and fearlessness to continue to make progress," said another.

Team Member, or Player?

One woman’s story of inclusion on a co-ed hockey team had a dramatic effect on Catalyst Canada’s recent Engaging Men as Diversity Champions series. The question caused discomfort for many in the room—after all, rethinking the status quo is never easy. But it created a real learning opportunity. Read all about it in CanCon.

Don’t be an anti-mentor

As heard recently from a Catalyst Europe member, “When mentors reinforce and perpetuate the status quo, I like to call them anti-mentors.” Read more and get the inside track on fresh thinking and ideas from the European community in this month’s CORE.

Tweet of the Month

The good, the bad and the ugly—quick facts: Causes and consequences of the increasing numbers of women in the workforce. http://ar.gy/9H8

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