Catalyst Awards Dinner


An Amazing Celebration!

On March 8, 2017, International Women's Day, the 2017 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group, and Rockwell Automation were honored with the prestigious Catalyst Award. For 30 years, the Catalyst Award has recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business.

We celebrated at the 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, Leadership Redefined, in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. 

Catalyst is grateful for the generous support of our Sponsors. 

Lead Dinner Sponsor: Nationwide      
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Entertainment Sponsor: 
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

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2017 Catalyst Awards Dinner Chair: David S. Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter and Gamble Company

Catalyst named as a Charity Partner:   

Catalyst was the charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of its 2017 theme, #BeBoldForChange.

Leadership Redefined

Each year, Catalyst celebrates Catalyst Award-winning initiatives in front of a sold-out crowd of over 1,500 executives at one of the most prestigious and broadly attended events in the business community. The 2017 Catalyst Award was presented to the CEOs of 3M, BMO Financial Group, and Rockwell Automation on March 8, 2017. 

Gender equality is a central tenet to propelling workplaces and the world to a more inclusive future. We must rethink old definitions and create a new vision, which requires:

  • Redefining leadership in how we drive inclusion and equal representation at all levels, in all professions, and in all walks of life, including the home.
  • Redefining leadership in how we “show up” on gender-related issues with our consumers and stakeholders and in how we amplify our voices externally.
  • And, we are redefining leadership in how we all connect and collaborate across organizations (businesses, NGOs/nonprofits, governments, and society) to amplify and accelerate progress toward gender equality.