We’re very excited to spotlight some incredible milestones, both for Catalyst and for those committed to understanding and creating inclusive work environments, in this issue of C-News—from the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, where we honored inclusive workplace initiatives from Chevron and Procter & Gamble, to our first-ever Women of Color Summit, to premiering the winning video from our #DisruptTheDefault Video Contest. We have accomplished a tremendous amount together in the last several months—all under the umbrella of our awareness to action campaign #DisruptTheDefault. We have a lot to share, reflect upon, and celebrate as we move ahead, committed to challenging the status quo.
Recapping the 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner Bringing the #DisruptTheDefault theme to life continued at the Dinner. Watch the inspirational speeches from Dinner Chair Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, DuPont; Deborah Gillis, President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst; Peter Voser, Chair, Catalyst Board of Directors, Retired CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc; John S. Watson, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Chevron; and A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, Procter & Gamble. You can also check out the full retrospective and the winning initiatives. At the Dinner, we also unveiled our #DisruptTheDefault Grand-Prize winning video—congratulations to Caren Ulrich-Stacy and Steve Gluckman for your powerful video!.
PUSHING THE ENVELOPE Women of Color Summit On March 26 and 27, Catalyst hosted its first-ever Women of Color Summit. The event convened global thought leaders in academia, business, and policy to share ideas and solutions for advancing women of color, visible minority women, and indigenous women in the workplace. The two-day Summit provided an opportunity to tap into the best of our collective knowledge and experience to dispel misconceptions about the roadblocks to change, build on bright spots, and set a vision and agenda for future research and solutions that work in the 21st-century workplace and beyond. Catalyst intends to use insights and lessons learned to further the dialogue, devise a new research agenda, and ultimately expand opportunities for women of color in business.
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Click here for a full resource listing and highlights of Catalyst work focused on women of color.
JOIN US Register for the Employee Resource Leadership Initiative The Catalyst Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) engages and connects Employee Resource Group leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, functions, and regions to share ideas and practices while learning concrete ways to amplify inclusion. The inaugural conference for ERG leaders and executive sponsors will take place on May 4 – 5, 2015, at BMO's Institute for Learning in Toronto. Through a variety of formats including virtual and live events, Catalyst’s ERLI will train ERG leaders to drive inclusion within their companies at the individual and group levels. Register now!
LARGER THAN LIFE Catalyst in Times Square Did you see us in Times Square? From March 22 – 27, a 30-second Catalyst video played in heavy rotation on Thomson Reuters’s Jumbotron in Times Square exposing our work to an untold number of new people. We thank Thomson Reuters for its generosity in hosting day 2 of the Women of Color Summit and for supporting this opportunity.
BLOG Top 5 Takeaways from the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference This year’s Conference sessions featured perspectives from individuals from all levels of business and different walks of life; all tied together through striving to #DisruptTheDefault whether it be in their workplace or in their personal lives. Here are some inspiring takeaways that we hope motivate you to say “no” to the status quo!
CONTEST Watch the #DisruptTheDefault Grand Prize-Winning Video At our 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner on March 26, we unveiled the winning video from our #DisruptTheDefault Video Contest, sponsored by Toyota. Our judges from Neon (an FCB Health Company), The Representation Project, and The 3% Conference selected the Grand Prize-winning video, which was created by Caren Ulrich-Stacy and Steve Gluckman. Check out their winning video, “Take a Little Action.”