Diverse Corporate Boards: Good for Women, Men, and Companies
Catalyst Corporate Board Services (CBS) works to increase board diversity by advocating for gender diversity in corporate boardrooms around the globe.
The Catalyst Corporate Board Resource: Connecting CEO-Sponsored Women to Board Opportunities, connects leadership from organizations with open board positions to board-ready women candidates. Catalyst member CEOs can sponsor senior executive women from their own networks for corporate board opportunities and consult the directory to search for candidates for directorships.
The Catalyst Accord is a call to action for Canadian companies to make a commitment to diversity on their corporate boards. The Accord aims to push the representation of women on the corporate boards of Financial Post 500 companies to 25% by 2017. Signatories create a personal goal for boardroom diversity to be achieved by 2017.
A highly successful Canadian sponsorship program that pairs high potential women with sitting directors, Women On Board® joined Catalyst in 2013. Committed to increasing the representation of women in the boardroom, 49% of Women on Board® alumnae have been appointed to for-profit boards.
Employees at member companies are encouraged to attend upcoming events and watch recordings of previously conducted webinars, such as Getting on Board. Senior executive women at member companies who are pursuing corporate board service may email [email protected] with their résumé attached for individualized recommendations.
Catalyst members operate in countries throughout the world, working with Catalyst to expand opportunities in the workplace and advance women into senior leadership and decision-making positions. Catalyst Census partners are tracking progress for women on boards and executive suites around the world.