Partner With Us
Putting Catalyst’s leading-edge research into practice, Catalyst Europe’s team of diversity and inclusion experts collaborates with member organisations to co-create effective, executable solutions and practices to deliver sustainable culture change in workplaces throughout Europe.
Some of the many topic areas in which member organisations can benefit from the Catalyst Europe team’s expertise include:
Inclusive Leadership and Culture
Flexible Work Arrangements
Employee Resource Groups
Mentoring and Sponsorship
Engaging Men as Change Agents
How? Catalyst Europe’s experts are available to provide dynamic support and developmental opportunities through workshops, master classes, speaking and consulting engagements, insight sessions, and team/leadership meeting facilitation, among others, depending on your organisation’s needs and goals.
Munich, 24 September: Roundtable: Die Quote kommt - sind Sie vorbereitet? Hosted by A&O, on the topic of quotas.
Paris, 29 September: Roundtable: Engaging Men in Gender Diversity. Hosted by Nestle.
Zurich, 2 October: Roundtable: Interrupting Unconscious Bias. Hosted by ZFS.
Berlin, 23 October: Roundtable: Disrupting Unconscious Bias. Hosted by PAREXEL.
Geneva, 27 October: Roundtable: Engaging Men in Gender Diversity. Hosted by Cargil.
London, 10 November: Catalyst and BlessingWhite Inclusive Leadership Training. Over 80 participants from global organisations attended this training event on Inclusive Leadership skills, which was implemented with Catalyst partner organisation BlessingWhite.
London, 12 - 13 November: MARC Leaders Workshop. Hosted by PAREXEL. This workshop was designed for emerging and senior male leaders to develop critical inclusive leadership strategies, sharpen awareness of inequalities, unconscious biases, and privilege, and hone skills to make lasting impact.
22 September— The Evolution of Diversity & Inclusion: Live Q&A With Royal DSM and Daimler AG. A fascinating and insightful webinar was held with Josefine van Zanten, Senior Vice President, Global Culture Change, Royal DSM, and Ursula Schwarzenbart, General Manager, Talent Development and Global Diversity Management, Daimler AG, who spoke about the evolution of diversity and inclusion practices in Europe, and how their companies have approached the topic over the years.
22 October—Diversité et inclusion : avantages, obstacles et meilleures pratiques. Coleen MacKinnon, Directrice, Catalyst Canada, Catherine Mesot, Senior Associate, Catalyst Europe. Malgré le fait qu’une multitude d’études, au cours des dix dernières années, aient clairement démontré la rentabilité de la diversité, un grand nombre d’entreprises ont encore du mal à en saisir les avantages tangibles. Dans ce webinaire, Coleen et Catherine passent en revue les quatre axes du dossier d’analyse de la diversité, les obstacles systémiques qui peuvent nuire à l’avancement des femmes et les pratiques gagnantes reconnues pour relever ces défis.
19 November—Live Q&A with Skanska, Dell and PAREXEL: Engaging Men. Pia Höök, Global Diversity Manager, Skanska; Mark Moebius, Vice President, EMEA, Marketing, Dell; and Ulf Schneider, PhD, Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer, PAREXEL, shared their personal and organisational strategies for engaging male leaders in increasing inclusion.
Recent Speaking Engagements
If you are interested in a Catalyst speaker or in a consulting or workshop session, please contact Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe.
PWN Global Event: Madrid, 18 September
Shell Event: The Hague, 28 September
MSD's Female Leadership Conference: Prague, 29 September
PWN & State Street Event, Engaging Men: Dublin, 30 September
Shell Event: Rotterdam, 8 October
Nuon Event: Amsterdam, 15 October
Sealed Air: Utrecht, 17 November
Europe Media Highlights
The Wall Street Journal, 21 September: Top Women in Drive to Change Face of Private Equity. Allyson Zimmermann, Executive Director, Catalyst Europe, is quoted in this piece by Becky Pritchard on the importance of sponsorship. She said that “mentoring is necessary but it’s not sufficient for advancement”. This also appeared on eFinancial News / Dow Jones here .
The Irish News, 13 October: Men as the Game Changer: Engaging Men as Catalyst's for Change. Article on Engaging Men with Sandra Ondraschek-Norris, Senior Director, Catalyst Europe.
About Catalyst Europe
Catalyst Europe was founded in 2006 to provide Europe-specific, creative solutions promoting organizational inclusion and workplace innovation. From its thought-provoking events to discussions with individual members, Catalyst Europe brings fact-based, culturally relevant insight to every exchange.