I Am A Catalyst
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February 16, 2016: Inclusive Leadership: Advancing Women in the Financial Industry—As the financial industry globalizes, it is imperative for each company to develop a truly compelling pool of talent that can lead a diversified organization effectively. Catalyst has found that “Inclusive Leadership” traits can help leaders become more successful and ultimately help build a successful organizational culture.
Join SMBC and Catalyst for a compelling presentation on “Inclusive Leadership” by Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis, followed by a panel discussion with Rie Asayama, Director and General Manager, Quality Management Department, SMBC. The panelists will discuss how to develop a diversified organization and the necessary leadership characteristics. They will also focus on the financial industry in Japan, including women’s advancement to leadership roles, effective policies, as well as leadership traits that can help women advance both within Japan and globally.
This event is intended for employees of Catalyst member organizations and potential member companies who are interested in learning about strategies and policies for leveraging and advancing women in the financial sector.
Employees of Catalyst Member Organizations: Free
Employees of Non-Catalyst Members: ¥5000 per person (The fee will be paid to Catalyst.)
We would like to thank SMBC for generously co-hosting this event.
- October 22, 2015: Inclusive Leadership Workshop: Japan
- September 30, 2015: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives
- In August, Catalyst President & CEO Deborah Gillis participated in several events in Tokyo:
August 31, 2015: Catalyst event with US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on inclusive leadership. View the retrospective.
August 31, 2015: Keynote speech at the Tokyo Symposium. View the retrospective and photos.
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.