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

Registration is now open for Catalyst’s new online course, Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader, and classes 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—Register Now!

On January 27, 2015, Catalyst announced that initiatives from Chevron and Procter & Gamble will be the recipients of 2015 Catalyst Award, the prestigious annual award honoring exceptional and innovative initiatives that expand opportunities for women and businesses globally. We will celebrate the winners at the 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

The 2015 Catalyst Awards Conference will feature 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 is the Lead Sponsor, and session sponsors include QBE, Alcoa Foundation, and EY. Register for the conference now.  

Nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and leading executives from top global corporations and professional firms, will celebrate the Catalyst Award-winning initiatives at the gala 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The Board Reception is sponsored by General Motors Company, Juniper Networks, Inc., and Shell Oil Company, and the General Reception is sponsored by Walmart. Tables are on sale now.

#DisruptTheDefault Video Contest Winner to be Announced at the Catalyst Awards Dinner

Catalyst’s #DisruptTheDefault is a CALL TO ACTION for companies and individuals to shake up the way we think, speak, and act, and to make BOLD MOVES that will forge MEANINGFUL CHANGE FOR WOMEN, as well as men, in the workplace and the world.

How can YOU #DisruptTheDefault? Take the Pledge.

We received many great entries to the #DisruptTheDefault Video Contest sponsored by Toyota, and our judges from Neon (a FCB Health Company), The Representation Project, and The 3% Conference have chosen the grand prize-winning video, which will be revealed in front of approximately 1,600 business leaders and CEOs at the 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City on March 26, 2015.

Congratulations to Fan Favorite winner Jessica Wynder, creator of "Shatter the Barriers." Watch her video.

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  • Congratulations to Cathy Engelbert for being named the 1st female CEO of @deloitte! #DisruptTheDefault

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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.