Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner
The 2018 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner were held on March 20 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The theme for this year was Workplaces That Work for Women, and the four winning initiatives exemplified that theme. Initiatives from The Boston Consulting Group, IBM, Nationwide, and Northrop Grumman were honored at the Dinner and their efforts showcased during the Conference.
This year's Conference featured three "tracks" for individuals at all organization levels: Emerging Leaders, D&I Professionals, and Executives. Sessions were deep dives with actionable takeaways and dynamic speakers. The Dinner was a sold-out celebration chaired by Carnival Corporation & plc's President and CEO, Arnold W. Donald.
At a time when awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace is higher than ever before, many men desire to understand the struggles of their women colleagues and to learn how they can help. Let Catalyst help you begin your journey with our sexual harassment knowledge products:
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: How Companies Can Prepare, Prevent, Respond, and Transform Their Culture, a new report.
- Infographic: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know.
- Infographic: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What Employees Need to Know.
- Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Quick Take, a statistical overview of sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the United States and globally
If you aren't familiar with Emotional Tax, consider yourself lucky. Emotional Tax is a feeling of being "on guard" at work, and it's a tax that many Asian, Black, Latinx, and multiracial professionals in the United States have to pay as they aspire to advance and contribute to their organizations. Learn more about it in our new report, Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace.
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 has heard of unconscious bias, but not everyone knows what can be done to lessen its effects. Join our free online course, Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action, to learn how to recognize your own biases and acquire skills to disrupt them, allowing you to leverage the full potential of a diverse group of colleagues and teams.
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 9-10, we will hold our annual conference in Toronto, ERLI 2018: Workplaces that Work: Building Bridges Through ERGs. 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.