United States

Connecting Communities That Count

Catalyst works with over 300 US members 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, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Columbus, among other cities.

We Know Women…and Men

At Catalyst, we have differentiated ourselves from other organizations by producing research not conducted elsewhere. For example, the Catalyst Census has tracked the progress of women board directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500 (and now the S&P 500) since 1995.

Catalyst has also been a leader on issues related to women of color, and we continue our cutting edge work to understand the unique challenges women of color face in the workplace.

Inclusive Leadership Training: Catalyst Partners With edX

Catalyst’s new online course, Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader, started on February 18, 2015. Learn what successful 21st-century leaders look like and how you can adopt their inclusive leadership styles. Catalyst offers the course in partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner

On March 26, 2015, Catalyst celebrated initiatives from Chevron and Procter & Gamble at the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

Earlier in the day the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference featured Mary T. Barra, Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company, as keynote speaker, as well as a series of action sessions, such as Forget What You Think You Know About Millennials and Interrupting Unconscious Bias. Walmart was the Lead Sponsor, and session sponsors included QBE, Alcoa Foundation, and EY.

Nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and leading executives from top global corporations and professional firms, celebrated the Catalyst Award-winning initiatives at the gala 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Board Reception was sponsored by General Motors Company, Juniper Networks, Inc., and Shell Oil Company, and the General Reception was sponsored by Walmart

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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.