Celebrating the 2017 Catalyst Award Winners
On March 8, 2017, International Women's Day, initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group and Rockwell Automation were honored with the prestigious 2017 Catalyst Award at the 2017 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, Leadership Redefined, in New York City. For 30 years, the Catalyst Award has recognized exceptional efforts that help advance women in business.
International Women's Day
On March 8, the world celebrates International Women's Day, the annual commemoration of women's achievements—socially, economically, culturally, and politically. Catalyst was selected as an official charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of their 2017 theme, #BeBoldForChange, keenly in line with our own theme of Leadership Redefined!
Catalyst thanks our Lead Dinner Sponsor Nationwide whose generous support allows us to advance our mission to accelerate progress for women in the workplace.
Read the Awards press release!
The 2017 Catalyst Awards Dinner, recognized 30 years of Catalyst Award-winning initiatives with the evening's theme, Leadership Redefined. Gender equality is a central tenet to propelling workplaces and the world to a more inclusive future. We must rethink old definitions and create a new vision, which requires:
- Redefining leadership in how we drive inclusion and equal representation at all levels, in all professions, and in all walks of life, including the home.
- Redefining leadership in how we show up on gender-related issues with our consumers and stakeholders and in how we amplify our voices externally.
- And, redefining leadership in how we all connect and collaborate across organizations (businesses, NGOs/nonprofits, governments, and society) to amplify and accelerate progress toward gender equality.
About the Catalyst Award
At the annual Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, we recognize innovative organizational initiatives that address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all women, including diverse women. Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized 85 initiatives at 79 organizations from around the world. These groundbreaking diversity and inclusion programs have changed workplaces, communities, and lives.