Sponsorship/Mentoring

Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Both are important to advancement as employees navigate the workplace and earn opportunities for growth.

  • Catalyzing
    Five Lessons I Hope Mark Zuckerberg Teaches His Daughter

    The media, companies, and employees across the nation have applauded Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he will take two months of paternity leave following the birth of his daughter. Greater involvement of fathers is imperative for the growth of children and families. His public decision...

    December 21, 2015 by Tory Paez

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    Global Women's Leadership Summit: Mentoring and Sponsorship

    Mentoring—Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement How to Use Sponsorship for Real Progress 

    Have you identified the difference between a coach, mentor, and sponsor in your career? Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough to...

    Date & Time:

    28 October 2015

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


    Location:

    Virtual Event


  • Catalyzing
    Why Helping Women Become Financially Savvy Is My Life’s Work

    You can’t be what you can’t see. It’s that simple.

    When I was in college, my father fell into a coma, suddenly leaving my mother to manage our family's finances alone. Lacking experience in this area, Mom was completely overwhelmed. I watched her struggle to find an advisor she could trust....

    August 20, 2015 by Elle Kaplan

  • Catalyzing
    Three Lessons From Three Years at Catalyst

    After three years of working at Catalyst, I’ve learned a lot about women in the workplace.

    My peers, especially other young women I know who are just starting out in their careers, are often surprised at the barriers they face or have seen other women face at work. These obstacles are especially...

    July 30, 2015 by Kerry Goodenow

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    Catalyst Connects: Vancouver

    Catalyst Canada presents a Catalyst Connects event in Vancouver featuring executive level women speakers. This series, which is sponsored by RBC, aims to bring high-potential women together with speakers considered to be powerful role models, and to provide an opportunity for participants to...

    Date & Time:

    29 September 2015

    4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. PT


    Location:

    Vancouver, BC


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    Catalyst Connects: Toronto

    On September 10, Catalyst Canada and RBC proudly hosted Catalyst Connects in Toronto featuring Annette Verschuren, former President of Home Depot Canada and Asia, and eBay Canada’s Andrea Stairs. The event, facilitated by Alex Johnston, Catalyst Canada’s Executive Director, brought together an...

    Date & Time:

    10 September 2015


    Location:

    Toronto, ON


  • Catalyst Event
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    Europe Webinar: Live Q&A with Deutsche Bank & AXA: Sponsorship 2.0

    Listen to the recording.

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.Sponsorship can help combat three key barriers to...

    Date & Time:

    28 May 2015

    14.00 - 15.00 CEST

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UTC


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    Europe Webinar: Live Q&A with DB & AXA: Sponsorship 2.0

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is not enough, on its own, to help women advance. Our studies point to a more influential professional relationship: sponsorship.

    Sponsorship can help combat three key barriers to women’s advancement:...

    Date & Time:

    28 May 2015

    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CEST

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM UTC


  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Europe Roundtable: From Mentoring to Sponsoring

    “A mentor talks with you. A sponsor talks about you.” Have you ever wondered what the difference between mentoring and sponsoring is and how mentors and sponsors can help women in their career? Well, here is the short answer: Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their...

    Date & Time:

    20 May 2015

    14:00 - 17:00 CET


    Location:

    McDonald’s Deustchland Drygalski-Allee 51, 81477

    Munich, Germany


  • Catalyzing
    Profiles in Disruption: Why Mentorship is Key

    Some of the most prominent people have credited their success to mentors who have had an indelible influence on their lives. Oprah Winfrey confided in Maya Angelou when it came to navigating through life; Lean In’s Sheryl Sandberg turned to Larry Summers for advice while she was at student  at...

    March 20, 2015 by Catalyst