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The 2010 Catalyst Awards Conference—Changing workplaces. Changing lives.—was held Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at The Waldorf Astoria in New York, with The Coca-Cola Company and Walmart sponsoring.

At the morning plenary, the 2010 Award-winning initiatives from Campbell Soup Company, Deloitte LLP, RBC, and Telstra Corporation Limited were presented.

During the luncheon, Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman, Xerox Corporation, and Catalyst President & Chief Executive Officer Ilene H. Lang took to the stage to converse about women in leadership. Some of the other topics discussed included sacrifices that have to be made on the way to the top, successful succession-planning, and the importance of creating a network of mentors.

In subsequent sessions, Catalyst experts and guest speakers discussed how women, men, and practitioners, working individually and collaboratively, can make change happen.

Beyond Gender
Both diversity and inclusion are essential ingredients in any change effort. Discover how Award-winning initiatives have engaged diverse populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees, people with disabilities, and Aboriginal people, and how these efforts have changed their workplaces and lives.

Moderator
Laura Sabattini, Director, Research, Catalyst

Panelists
Yvette Holt, Vice President, Commercial Financial Services, Halton, Canadian Banking, RBC
Tonie Leatherberry, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Troy Roderick, Human Resources Manager, Diversity, Telstra Corporation Limited
Charles D. Vila, Vice President Consumer & Customer Insights Department, Campbell Soup Company

Community and Marketplace Involvement
The work environment has changed, and so have consumers. Hear from individuals representing the Award-winning initiatives how a strategic focus on external outreach makes a difference in the community, engages employees, and empowers a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

Moderator
Brande Stellings, Vice President, Advisory Services, Professional Services Practice, Catalyst

Panelists
Kirk Dudtschak, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Human Resources, Canadian Banking, RBC
Maureen Frank, Chief Executive Officer, Emberin Pty Ltd
Merrideth Hale, Senior Human Resources Manager, Campbell Soup Company
Paul Silverglate, Strategic Client Services Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Women as Role Models
Successful companies understand the power of women leaders. Panelists from companies whose initiatives won the Catalyst Award discuss their own careers and strategies for supporting women’s advancement, which benefits all workers as well as the bottom line.

Moderator
Sarah Dinolfo, Senior Associate, Research, Catalyst

Panelists
Alexandra Badenoch, Executive Director, Talent and Organisational
Development, Telstra Corporation Limited
Irene Chang Britt, President, North America Foodservice, Campbell Soup Company
Jennifer Tory, Regional President, Greater Toronto Region, Canadian Banking, RBC
David Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

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