Catalyst Awards Conference






Disrupt The Default!


#DisruptTheDefault, this year's Awards events theme as well as Catalyst's latest awareness to action campaign, is a call to action for companies and individuals to shake up the way we think, speak, and act, and to make bold moves that will forge meaningful change for women, as well as men, in the workplace and the world. Join us March 26, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City for a full day of speakers, action sessions, and inspiration that will have you talking about change differently and start making it happen immediately:

  • #DisruptTheDefault because change won’t happen without you!

  • #DisruptTheDefault because you can build awareness and make change.

  • #DisruptTheDefault means more smart talking and more immediate doing.

  • #DisruptTheDefault means saying “no” to the status quo.


Important Registration Information: The full-day Conference event is currently SOLD OUT. We have opened a waitlist and created a unique half-day registration opportunity, which includes a seat at a special screening of The Representation Project's newest documentary, The Mask You Live In, and Grand Ballroom seating for the Closing Session, Amplifying the Positive Portrayal—and Power—of Women. To add your name to the waitlist or secure a half-day registration pass, please contact Events Associate, Joanna Harper


Highlights of the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference include:

Sessions spotlighting the 2015 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives from Chevron Corporation and Procter & Gamble.

Mary BarraKeynote Speaker
Mary T. Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company



Change Agent Action Sessions

  • 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

A screening of The Mask You Live In, a new film by The Representation Project.

The 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference is sponsored by Walmart. Check out the complete Agenda


About the Catalyst Awards Conference

For more than 20 years, the Catalyst Awards Conference has brought together experts from around the world to share knowledge and shape the dialogue about inclusive leadership and other critical factors related to women and workplaces around the globe. This gathering of experts is one of the strongest communities of change, shaping the global dialogue and individual organizational diversity and inclusion strategies in accordance with Catalyst's Vision: Changing workplaces. Changing lives.

Tables for the Catalyst Awards Dinner later that evening are now on sale. 

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