Making Change Together
Catalyst is proud to work with the following organizations, which share our goal of increasing the number of women on corporate boards.
Catalyst works with the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) to promote parity in the boardroom. This collaboration between Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), with the support and guidance of Diversified Search, produces the Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards census every two years.
Catalyst also works with the professional network group DirectWomen, an innovative initiative of the American Bar Association and Catalyst. DirectWomen is the only program specifically designed to identify, develop, and support a select group of accomplished senior women attorneys, in order to provide the qualified directors that boards of United States companies need, while promoting the independence and diversity required for good corporate governance.
Catalyst shares a partnership with both the US 30% Club and 30% Club Canada. The US 30% Club and Catalyst partner closely through the Future Female Directors program to engage women board candidates in Catalyst Women On Board™. Catalyst and the 30% Club Canada partnered to host Corporate Board Summit: Solutions to Accelerate Progress during the 2016 Catalyst Canada Honours event. The summit convened Canadian business leaders, regulatory agency officials, and board diversity advocates to partner and share effective strategies for companies to diversify their boards.
Additional organizations include:
Professional network groups provide an excellent opportunity for candidates to express their interest in serving on a board to peers, and develop the professional ties that often help secure a first or additional board seat. This list includes just some of the groups that can informally aid candidates in their search for board appointments.
Candidates interested in board service can also seek out opportunities to further their knowledge of corporate governance issues. This list serves as an introductory compilation of organizations and institutions that offer programs for individuals who want to increase their readiness to serve on a board.