Catalyst Award

Honoring Excellence for 30 Years

Join Us for 2017 International Women's Day

Catalyst officially named as a Charity Partner:   

It's official! Catalyst has been selected as an offical charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of their 2017 theme, Be Bold For Change, keenly in line with our own theme of Leadership Redefined! See more here!

The 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, Leadership Redefined, will be held in New York City at the Hilton NYC Midtown on March 8, 2017, International Women's Day. 

  • Register for the Conference online today.
  • Reserve your Dinner table by completing this form.

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. 

View the full 2016 Catalyst Awards Conference and 2016 Catalyst Awards Dinner programs.

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.