United States

Connecting Communities That Count

Catalyst works with over 300 US supporters to champion women’s professional advancement by sponsoring cutting-edge events throughout the United States that connect and engage our members, equipping them with the resources they need to succeed in today’s workplace.

Because of Catalyst’s commitment to recruiting and retaining the best talent, Catalyst employees can be found all over the United States. In addition to working in our New York City headquarters, which is Catalyst’s largest physical office, and an office in Sunnyvale, California, Catalyst employees also work virtually from Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Columbus, among other cities.

Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner

The 2016 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner were held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City to honor an outstanding initiative, Women and Opportunity, created by the global brand Gap Inc. At the Dinner, around 1,600 people were on hand as we also gave a special recognition to the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, for his work toward gender equality.

View our Conference and Dinner retrospectives, and watch the inspiring speeches by Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis, and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.

Inclusive Workplaces and How to Build Them

Your organization’s competitiveness depends on its ability to create an inclusive workplace that fully leverages the talents of your diverse workforce. Catalyst has many learning pathways for developing inclusive leaders at all levels of your organization: 

  • Everyone can be a great leader—inspiring others, and helping them feel included and engaged. Join CatalystX, in partnership with edX, in a series of online courses that will show you how to become an inclusive leader from anywhere in the world. Enroll now.

  • The Leading With Inclusion leadership development suite of solutions that brings together the expertise and research of Catalyst with the instructional design and consultative expertise of BlessingWhite.

  • Catalyst’s Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) engages and connects Employee Resource Group leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, functions, and regions to share ideas and practices while learning how to amplify inclusion. On May 2-3, we held ERLI 2016: Demonstrating Value Through ERGs, our annual conference in Toronto.

About Catalyst in the United States

Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962 by Felice N. Schwartz, a passionate activist who believed that women were an untapped resource who could help meet the United States’ growing labor shortage. Now, we are the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.