C-News—November 2010

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November 3, 2010
Catalyst Connects, Winnipeg

November 9, 2010
Webinar: How to Apply for The Catalyst Canada Honours

November 22, 2010
Panel: Engaging Men, Toronto

November 30, 2010
Catalyst Member Benchmarking: Virtual Roundtable

January 18, 2011
Webinar: Live Q&A

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

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November 2010, Volume 2 Issue 9

C What's Happening

When Rules Aren’t Written

What you do not know can hurt you. Mary N. Boughton, Senior Director, Western Region, discusses the unwritten rules for career advancement at the Women in Leadership Summit, a program for current and emerging women business leaders, November 8, 2010. Linkage is hosting. Participants from Catalyst member organizations receive a $200 discount. Register by calling (781) 402-5555.

The Catalyst Canada Honours—2011 Nominations Open

Last month Catalyst Canada celebrated its tenth anniversary at The Catalyst Canada Honours, attracting business leaders from across Canada and recognizing outstanding Champions for women’s advancement: a CEO/Firm Leader, a Business Leader, and a HR/Diversity Leader. Find out how to nominate a Champion for the 2011 Honours by registering online for our webinar, “How to Apply for The Catalyst Canada Honours,” held on November 9, 2010.

Pipeline Is a Pipedream for Australian Women

Things are not looking up down under. On October 6, 2010, the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) released the EOWA 2010 Australian Census of Women in Leadership, revealing that the percent of women executive managers and board directors in the country’s top 200 companies hasn’t changed in eight years. The EOWA Census was conducted in partnership with ANZ, Macquarie University, and Catalyst.

Bringing Men Into the Conversation

When men advocate for women, everyone wins. Jeanine Prime, Ph.D., Senior Director, Research, and Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe, facilitate a Catalyst Member Benchmarking: Virtual Roundtable on engaging men as supporters of women’s advancement. Held on November 30, 2010, this is the second in a series based on Catalyst’s annual Workforce Statistics survey of participating members. Register online.

More on Men

Join Catalyst Canada and CIBC on November 22, 2010, for the first in a series of four panel discussions, entitled “Engaging Men as Diversity Champions: Expanding the Conversation” and aimed at winning men’s support for women's advancement. Deborah Gillis, Vice President, North America, facilitates, with panelists from Deloitte & Touche LLP Canada; CIBC; and Campbell Company of Canada. Inquire at [email protected].

Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman

On November 18, 2010, Catalyst partners with The White House Project to host Women’s Networking Community’s second annual POWER event at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The event brings together senior-level and high-potential women for educational sessions and a discourse on leadership. Gail Evans, Former Executive Vice President, CNN, keynotes. Register online.

You Ask, We Answer…Live!

The Live Q&A webinar series continues in Europe. Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe, moderates discussions on topics concerning women’s advancement at work. Participants submit questions, which are answered during the discussion. The next webinar, “Reinvigorating the Business Case: Myth Busting and Reality Checks," occurs on January 18, 2011. Register to attend.

Taking the Lead

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden moderates a panel at the Pan European Leadership Conference sponsored by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) on November 12, 2010 in Basel, Switzerland. The panel will focus on organizational strategies for women’s advancement, such as whether or not quotas for women’s representation should be mandated. Register here.

Women and Healthcare

Taking business to the next level and turning vision into reality will be the essence of the keynote address by Nancy M. Carter, Ph.D., Vice President, Research, Catalyst, & Visiting Scholar, INSEAD, at the Leadership Talks Visionary Women’s Conference on November 30, 2010. The event is hosted by Women Entrepreneurs of Minnesota (WeMN) and held at The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, in Minneapolis. Register online.

Expanding Our Hub in Europe

Catalyst Europe’s first Regional Learning Hub, held October 13, 2010, and sponsored by Banco Santander, resonated to such an extent that plans are underway for meetings in Berlin, London, and Paris in 2011. The events bring together professionals from a specific locale to discuss workplace change. Contact Catalyst Europe for details.

As We C It

Tech Biases and Future Fears

In Catalyzing, Ilene railed against “old school” stereotypes holding Baby Boomers clueless about cutting-edge technology. “These biases can be just as damaging to an organization—and careers—as gender inequity.” Also, Ilene listed Catalyst’s top-ten fears for Halloween, including “zombie boards,” homogenous boards of directors that lead to group think and less innovation, and “analysis paralysis,” the belief that more data are needed before workplace change can begin. Scary stuff!

The Muddled Cliché

Diversity and inclusion. Innovation and change. They may sound good, but the challenge is finding the balance between the slick and the sincere—and then making good things happen. Read about the pitfalls of unfocused communication and potential resolutions in this edition of CORE.

Time for a New Conversation

October’s Catalyst CanCon focused on Catalyst Canada’s tenth anniversary and The Catalyst Canada Honours. Deborah shared her reflections on the changing conversation around the advancement of women in business, from fairness to the business case. How will that shift affect the careers of today’s young women?

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