Partners & Friends

Catalyst seeks intentional, mission-sharing organizations to join us in strategic initiatives, impactful conversations, and dynamic visibility opportunities, as we work toward our mutual goals of building inclusive workplaces and expanding opportunities for women. Catalyst has formal relationships with Partners and informal relationships with Friends. While the relationships, and the shared responsibilities they are built upon vary, all Partners and Friends are invested in realizing the Catalyst Vision: Changing workplaces. Changing lives. through our Values: Connect, Engage, Inspire, Impact. 

For partnership and collaboration opportunities, contact Michael J. Chamberlain, Vice President, Marketing, at +1 646 388 7770. 

Partners

Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) that supports and advances the interests of executive women and minorities in the workplace.

American Bar Association (ABA)—DirectWomen is a collaboration between the American Bar Association and Catalyst to enable women lawyers to prepare for service as independent corporate directors.

The Data Morphosis Group design and build interactive, next generation talent software, such as Gender Map, that transforms human capital information into fluid, visual insight. 

Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-Win) is a Japanese nonprofit dedicated to promoting diversity in the workplace. J-Win is a “sister” organization to Catalyst; we share knowledge about the advancement of women in Japan and globally.

Leanin.org is the next chapter of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, which focuses on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what they can’t do to what they can do. LeanIn recently joined up with The Girl Scouts in a new campaign, #BanBossy, designed to eliminate the confidence gap between girls and boys. 

Michael Kimmel, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is one of the most  prominent scholars of men and masculinities. He offers his expertise in the realm of gender and masculinity in the workplace as a founding blogger on Catalyst’s MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)—a virtual learning community of professional men working to build gender diverse and inclusive workplaces.   

Profiles in Diversity Journal serves as a forum for exchanging experiences and ideas among diversity practitioners.

White Men as Full Diversity Partners guides leaders toward deeper understanding and awareness, heightened cultural competence, and transformational leadership, as it relates to white men, the white male culture, and the white male impact on the workplace. 

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is a Toronto-based nonprofit that promotes the entry, development, and advancement of women in the institutional and wealth-management areas of the investment industry.

Women of Influence produces inspiring, progressive, and celebratory events across the country aimed at filling the gap for women looking for mentors or to connect with likeminded individuals on their path to success. 

Women Unlimited is a nationally recognized resource for cultivating leadership excellence for high-potential women. 

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is an Australian statutory authority that works with employers to improve equal opportunity outcomes for women in the workplace by delivering practical solutions, building strategic partnerships, and leading public debate to increase the rate of change. 

Friends

1 Million for Work Flexibility is a national movement calling for a collective voice in support of work flexibility, with the goal of advancing flexible work initiatives on a broader scale than ever before.

2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign seeking to increase the percentage of women on U.S. public boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020 through redefining corporate governance and gender diversity standards and creating a cultural imperative for action.

The Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network is an online destination for information about work and family, serving a global community interested in work and family research.

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and increase the positive impact of technology on the world's women. Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia, and goverment recruit, retain, and develop women technology leaders. 

A Better Balance is a legal advocacy organization that engages government, the private sector, and individuals to create family-friendly law and policy.

Diversity Council Australia is the independent, not-for-profit diversity advisor to business that leads diversity thought and practice in Australia in partnership with member organisations.

Girls & Women, a global viral campaign to solicit ideas about reaching goals for the 21st century that willl most impact women and girls, culminates in an inaugural G(irls)20 Summit in Toronto that brings together girls from each G20 country.

Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through research-based programs and public education efforts.

The InterOrganization Network (ION) consists of regional organizations located across the United States that work to advance women to positions of power—primarily to boards of directors and executive suites—in the business world.

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a Canadian membership group that represents the interests of this community and supports good corporate governance, including diversity on boards.

Mom Corps is a professional staffing firm that connects employers with a unique pool of 120,000 experienced professionals seeking flexible work. 

National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance. 

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the business voice of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people.

National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) develops Hispanas as ethical leaders through training, professional development, relationship building, and community activism. 

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is dedicated to identifying and promoting the innovators and leaders among American women who have helped shape our country and continue to impact its future through their work in the arts, athletics, business, education, government, humanities, philanthropy and science.

The National Women’s History Museum moves toward securing a permanent site on or near the National Mall with the mission to bring women’s history into the mainstream.

Network of Executive Women is the consumer products and retail's largest learning and leadership community in the US and Canada with education, events, and best practices developed to advance women, build business, and lead the way to a better workplace for all. 

NYC Ladders for Leaders, a partnership between New York City's Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Commission on Women's Issues, offers high school and college students summer internships with New York-based businesses.

Re:Gender works to end gender inequality and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, re:gender is shaping a world that demands fairness across difference. 

The 100% Project is a not-for-profit organization that aims to address gender inequality as it affects leadership positions, opportunities and culture in mid-large Australian organizations.


The Transition Network
is a nonprofit that helps its members explore life options for women over 50 and is a leader in the national dialogue about ageism, work options, retirement, and volunteerism.

TrueChild, a think tank and advocacy group, conducts research, provides resources to parents, and works on public policy in an effort to ensure that boys and girls are not limited by gender stereotypes and are able to reach their potential.

Vision 2020 is a national project of Drexel University, College of Medicine, focused on advancing gender equality through dialogue about women and leadership.

Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange builds and bridges social capital among women of diverse cultures, fostering cross-cultural awareness and developing the infrastructure for community dialog, engagement, and programming. 

WomensMedia provides the latest in-depth material to help working women advance.

The Women's Mosaic is a nonprofit dedicated to uniting and empowering women through programs that promote intercultural understanding and personal growth.

The Women's Museum™ is a Smithsonian affiliate that makes visible the unique, textured, and diverse stories of US women using the latest technology and interactive media in exhibits and programs that expand understanding of women's participation in shaping our nation's history and create a lively environment for dialogue and discovery.