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Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner

The 2017 Catalyst Award Conference and Dinner will take place on International Women's Day, March 8, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group, and Rockwell Automation will be honored. This year's Conference theme is #LeadershipRedefined. Catalyst is also an official charity partner for the International Women's Day organization in support of their theme for 2017, #BeBoldForChange.

The 2016 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner were held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Around 1,600 people attended our Dinner. View our Conference and Dinner retrospectives, and watch the inspiring speeches by Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis, and the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau.

The Importance of Understanding

Communication comes in various forms, but the need to properly understand one another is just as important now as it has ever been. Catalyst has many tools for leaders to utilize in bridging divides to encourage open dialogue and foster inclusiveness.

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 8-9, we will hold our annual conference in Toronto, ERLI 2017: Leveraging ERGs to Redefine Leadership. Registration is open!

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.

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.