Catalyst Award

Honoring Excellence for 30 Years

The 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner and International Women's Day

On March 8, 2017, International Women's Day, initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group, and Rockwell Automation were honored with the prestigious 2017 Catalyst Award at the 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and DinnerLeadership Redefined, in New York City. For 30 years, these awards have recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business.

Catalyst is an official Charity Partner:   

Catalyst was selected as an official charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of their 2017 theme, #BeBoldForChange, keenly in line with our own theme of Leadership Redefined!

About the Catalyst Award

Has your organization made positive changes to its workplace culture that advance women and diverse groups? Has this work made an impact—and do you have results to prove it? By applying for the Catalyst Award, your company or firm will benefit from an external perspective on your organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts, and demonstrate its commitment to being an employer of choice.

At the annual Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, we recognize innovative organizational initiatives that address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all women, including diverse women. Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized 85 initiatives at 79 organizations from around the world. These groundbreaking diversity and inclusion programs have changed workplaces, communities, and lives. 

After a rigorous examination of candidates’ initiatives, Catalyst conducts intensive onsite evaluations at select organizations to establish its winners. Winning initiatives must show proven, measurable results that benefit women across a range of dimensions, among them race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, generation, nationality, disability, and Indigenous or Aboriginal peoples. 

Apply for the Catalyst Award

Learn how to apply for the Catalyst Award. Use this Eligibility Worksheet to help you determine whether your organization’s initiative is eligible for nomination for the Catalyst Award.