Over the past 50 years, Catalyst and our staff have received accolades and awards from many prestigious organizations.

Most recently, we have received the following recognition.


  • Catalyst listed as top charity for women's rights in New York Magazine's annual Gift Guide issue.  

  • Deborah Gillis, Catalyst President & Chief Executive Officer, named in Canadian Business'Power 50: Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016 as the 10th most powerful leader in this exclusive list of executives, entrepreneurs, politicos, and thinkers who are changing the way Canada does business. 

  • Deborah Gillis, Catalyst President & Chief Executive Officer, named in the National Association of Corporate Governance (NACD) Directorship 100: Governance Professionals and Institutions list in recognition of her significant impact on boardroom practices and performance. 



  • Catalyst President & CEO Ilene H. Lang received the Foreign Policy Association Medal from the Foreign Policy Association, which serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues.

  • and Catalyzing named a Forbes Top 100 Websites For Women 2013.

  • Catalyst is honored by Spanish nonprofit Mujeres para el Diálogo y la Educación (MDE) with its Premios Solidarios MDE 2013 in the category “La institución más comprometida con la mujer.” 

  • Catalyst is honored by the World Policy Institute for its global outlook, fresh, constructive, solution-focused approaches, ability to engage broader audiences in addressing global challenges, and positive impact on the world.

  • receives an Interactive Media Award for Best In Class for Associations/Nonprofits. 

  • receives an Honorable Mention in the 43rd Annual Creativity International Awards for Website Public Service or Non-Profit.