I Am A Catalyst
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Flyers in Japanese
Catalyst President & CEO Deborah Gillis recently participated in several events in Tokyo:
August 31, 2015: Catalyst event with US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on inclusive leadership. Learn more.
August 31, 2015: Keynote speech at the Tokyo Symposium. View the retrospective and photos.
September 30, 2015: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives More about this event below.
On September 30, 2015, approximate 70 guests gathered at Deutsche Bank Group’s Sanno Park Tower office in Tokyo to discuss the critical role that men have to play in creating the inclusive Japanese workplace of the future.
Leading the event was the recurring theme that too often men remain an untapped resource in gender initiatives, although they are often seen as a solution. Catalyst research shows that the more men are aware of gender inequalities, and the more they are engaged and motivated to take intentional action, the more likely they are to lead efforts to close the gender gap. The event set the stage to explore these findings and surface the experiences of attendees.
With welcoming remarks from Tsukiko Tsukahara, Vice President, Catalyst Japan, and Makoto Kuwahara, Chief Country Officer for Deutsche Bank Group in Japan, guests heard a compelling presentation, ‘Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives’, from Michael J. Chamberlain, Vice President, Global Marketing, Catalyst. Several group breakout sessions then followed the presentation.
Catalyst Japan will continue to focus on men as solutions, among other critical diversity and inclusion topics such as ‘unconscious bias’ and ‘unwritten rules’. Future events will not only include events targeted for line managers but also for CEOs and the millennial generation.
October 22, 2015: Inclusive Leadership Workshop: Japan
Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business globally. With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Australia, and Japan, and more than 800 member organizations, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote women’s advancement with the Catalyst Award.
What does “Catalyst” mean?
A Catalyst (カタリスト) is an agent for change.
A Catalyst is dedicated to making change for women and the workplace. You understand that when workplaces embrace all leadership talent—regardless of gender—that businesses, society, and lives change for the better. You can make a difference. You can make change happen. You can be a Catalyst.
What We Do
We act as a catalyst through our pioneering research, our tools and services, our events, and our Awards. Together, our offerings raise awareness of how diversity benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance on how to enact real change. Our global lens and regional reach allow us to provide our members, the media, and the public with information and advice on creating workplaces that enable women and their employers to succeed. We invite organizations, women and men to join with us in building the inclusion that will make business, society and lives change for the better.
In the News
Japan PM Abe Pushes for Female Empowerment at Women-Focused Conference August 28, 2015, Channel News Asia
Of 20 leading economies, Japan worst at getting women on company boards. January 14, 2015, Japan Times.
Catalyst members join a global community of organizations striving to develop and improve ways to recruit, retain, and advance women in the workplace. Different benefit packages are offered to accommodate member priorities. All members receive exclusive access to high impact content, events, and services. In addition, Research Partners support our research and join an elite community of organizations committed to making change.
About Catalyst Japan
Founded in 2014, Catalyst Japan shares its knowledge and solutions about diversity and inclusion in the workplace with the Japanese business community and government, helping transform the workforce with the power of women.