Connecting Communities That Count
Catalyst works with over 300 U.S. members to champion women’s professional advancement by sponsoring cutting-edge events and equipping women with the resources they need to succeed in today’s workplace.
We are proud to offer events throughout the United States that connect and engage our members on a range of topics that will inspire action. Check out upcoming webinars and roundtable discussions in the sidebar to the right. We also host larger events including:
CEO Summit: There have been five Catalyst CEO Summits held since this signature event launched in 2005. Each CEO Summit has a theme that engages the greater business community, builds on Catalyst’s extensive expertise, and addresses local and cultural needs. The 2013 CEO Summit will occur on December 17. It is invitation-only, media-free, and attendance is limited. For information regarding the attendance of your CEO, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catalyst Awards Dinner: Join Catalyst on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, gather in the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City for the annual Catalyst Awards Dinner. Tables and seats are available for purchase and for those organizations that cannot attend, fully tax-deductible contributions can be made to Catalyst, a registered 501(c)3 charity.
Catalyst Awards Conference: Since 1991, the Catalyst Awards Conference has brought together experts from around the world to share knowledge and shape the dialogue related to women’s leadership. Save the date for the 2014 Catalyst Awards Conference taking place on April 2, 2014, in New York City.
We Know Women…and Men
At Catalyst, we have differentiated ourselves from other organizations by producing research not conducted elsewhere:
The Catalyst Census has tracked the progress of women board directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500 since 1995. This data enables us and others to verify the ongoing leadership gap and lost opportunities in the nation’s most powerful businesses.
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.
We also focus on initiatives that aim to drive diversity and inclusion. Currently our #MenWhoGetIt and #IAmACatalyst campaigns are being supported with research, vlogs, blogs and strong social media presence. Tell us why you are a Catalyst and find out why it’s vital to get men involved in the conversation.
Spanning the States
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, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, 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.