Catalyst supporters know that viewing the world through lenses of diversity, otherness, and inclusion can be hard to understand or even difficult, but looking through those lenses intentionally can also push us to make change.
This month we pay tribute to Catalyst Award–winning initiatives from Chevron and Proctor & Gamble, who intentionally built and leveraged inclusive workplaces worldwide. They are role models for other companies around the world, with measurable results to prove it!
And role models we need! Our new global Census shows us that many more companies still have work to do to reach equitable representation on boards. But our #DisruptTheDefault Video Contest Fan Favorite finalists might provide you with some inspiration—watch them all and then vote for your favorite. Inspiration can quickly lead to tactical planning with help from Catalyst tools. We look forward to inspiring, advising, watching, and celebrating those individuals and organizations actively creating truly inclusive workplace cultures.
We are excited to announce that strategic talent management initiatives from Chevron and Procter & Gamble are the recipients of the 2015 Catalyst Award. These initiatives galvanize action to build and leverage inclusive workplaces.
Chevron’s U.S.-based initiative, The Chevron Way: Engineering Opportunities for Women is designed to strengthen the organization by increasing the company’s strategic focus on people, in particular by attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing women throughout the company.
For over 20 years, the Catalyst Awards Conference has brought together experts from around the world to share knowledge and shape the dialogue about women’s advancement in the workplace as well as diversity and inclusion. This year’s can’t-miss sessions include:
Addressing Inclusion and “Otherness” in the Workplace
Disarm: Forget What You Think You Know About Millennials
Disrupt: Redefining the Role of Men as Full Partners in Gender Equality
Interrupting Unconscious Bias
As if that wasn’t enough, our keynote speaker is Mary T. Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company. Registration is now open.
Join Catalyst and 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, as we gather in the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City for our annual gala event. We’ll pay tribute to winners Chevron and Proctor & Gamble (see above) and are excited to announce our Dinner Chair, Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, DuPont. Tables are on sale now.
RESEARCH 2014 Catalyst Census We just released our 2014 Catalyst Census: Women Board Directors. For the first time, we are focusing on multiple global regions at once with measurements from the US, Canada, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. See how women fare in your region.
CONTEST Vote for the Fan Favorite #DisruptTheDefault Video We received lots of unique and amazing entries aimed to #DisruptTheDefault in our Catalyst Awards Dinner Video Contest and now you get to vote on which receives the title of Fan Favorite. Head over to the contest page and watch all the videos to vote for your favorite before voting closes at 11:59pm EST this Friday.
BLOG Ask Deborah: How Can My Company “Change the Headline” for Women in Leadership? In our new blog series, members can get advice from our CEO Deborah Gillis. This month the questioner wants to know how to make change. Deborah urges her to switch the question and set new goals. Instead of, “What can women do to get ahead in this company?” ask, “What is my company doing to make it possible for women to succeed?” Check back next week to read the post and submit your own question.