What does it mean to create workplaces that work? We recently announced the 2018 Catalyst Canada HonoursChampions: individuals who are role models in their organization, industry, and community. These people embody that mantra by demonstrating inclusive leadership behaviours in unique ways to create inclusive workplaces that help accelerate progress for women and other underrepresented groups. They ensure that all voices are heard, everyone matters, and everyone has opportunity.
Below we honor them and highlight some of our research and events that can help you create workplaces that work, one gesture, practice, and initiative at a time.
Meet the Catalyst Canada Honours Champions
Across three categories—Company/Firm Leader, Business Leader, and Emerging Leader—this year’s nominees covered both the East and West coasts of Canada, as well as across several industries, including automotive, chemical, engineering, financial services, professional services, and information technology. Learn more.
Managing Director, Health & Public Service, and Inclusion & Diversity Managing Director, Accenture Canada
Director, Global Talent Engagement, Stantec Consulting
Director, Inclusion, BMO Financial Group
Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, United States Tennis Association
Learn to Become an Inclusive Leader
Want to know the secret to creating effective, high-performing teams? Make your employees feel included at work. Catalyst research shows that inclusion is linked to innovation and helpfulness and that inclusive leaders display these behaviors: empowerment, accountability, courage and humility. Learn how you can become an inclusive leader.
Learn to Become a Male Ally
“Selvan always pushed me to think bigger and not hesitate to share brave ideas about how I saw my career growing. I now understand the significance of those conversations much better.”
Women cannot advance without the help and support of their male colleagues and leaders. And while in today’s confusing climate, men might want to shy away from mentoring a woman, the truth is it’s more important than ever. In this blog post, a successful author shares her experience with the man who became her champion.
Help to Eliminate the Emotional Tax
Imagine always having to be on guard, consciously preparing to deal with potential bias or discrimination at any moment…at work! This is the reality for Asian, Black, Latinx, and multiracial professionals in the United States and it not only harms them, it harms organizations in the form of lost talent and potential loss of revenue. Discover actions that you can take today and sign up for our July 25th webinar, Conversation Ground Rules—Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in the Workplace, to address and reduce the consequences of Emotional Tax and ensure that the people of color working at your company can thrive.
Find Resources You’re Looking For
Have you heard about Ask Catalyst Express (ACE)? It’s an easy way to find Catalyst and external resources related to a particular topic. This month we suggest learning more about:
Three Companies Leading the Way In Workplace Inclusion in India
Pitney Bowes India’s Project Limitlessfunds women-led start-ups, fosters mentorship circles for women to connect, leads the industry in parental leave, and trains their men employees to be more sensitive and unbiased. Through the DuPont Women’s Network (DWN), the company employs inclusive leadership strategies, networking, and mentoring to connect and empower their Asia Pacific women employees. Genpact’s Career 2.0seeks to help mid-level women returning to their careers. Two of these companies are hosting Catalyst eventsthis month, and all three are Catalyst CEO Champions For Change.
About Catalyst CEO Champions For Change
Women make up about 51% of the US population, earn 60% of all master’s degrees and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending. Yet only about 5% of CEOs are women, 26.5% of executives and only about 21% of board seats are held by women in the S&P 500. Learn more.