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Message From the President & Chief Executive Officer

For over five decades, Catalyst has been the leader in the area of women’s advancement in business. In January 2014, I became Catalyst’s fourth President & Chief Executive Officer. As the first internal successor and the first from outside the United States, I am honored to follow the amazing women and role models who were my predecessors. Catalyst Founder Felice N. Schwartz’s visionary goal in 1962 was “To bring to our country’s needs the unused capacities of educated women who want to combine family and work.” Sheila Wellington, Catalyst’s second President, made Catalyst known for our rigorous, data-driven research. Ilene H. Lang, our third President, guided Catalyst into new global markets while doubling revenue, tripling membership, and quadrupling brand awareness.

During my tenure, I want to see Catalyst remain focused on sharing insights and creating practical solutions that will drive sustainable change globally for women and business. However, we must also continue to make our mission relevant to a new generation of men and women, to think about women’s place at work from the shop floor to the C-suite, and to influence the priorities of companies across their value chains.

But we need your support to help us fulfill our mission to expand opportunities for women and business and there are two ways to do so. Make a donation today in support of all of Catalyst's work through the link below or give to our Lang Legacy Fund which allows your contribution to go to a specific area most valuable to you.

General Support


Double or triple the impact of your gift at no additional cost. Please check with your employer to see if your gift can be matched through a matching gift program. Gifts made to Catalyst, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are fully tax-deductible. 

Lang Legacy Fund

The Lang Legacy Fund was launched to honor Ilene H. Lang, Catalyst’s President & CEO from 2003 to 2013, and her passionate and untiring work on behalf of women and business. With intelligence, grace, and success, she is a role model for countless women and men dedicated to changing workplaces and changing lives.

Please consider making a contribution to the Lang Legacy Fund, and choosing how you would like your gift used.

On behalf of Catalyst and the women we support, I want to thank all our friends, members, and numerous stakeholders for your generous contributions. Without you, we would not be able to do our job. You are a Catalyst.

To donate now, visit the Lang Legacy Fund, or mail a check made payable to Catalyst Inc., specifying the initiative you would like to support, to:

Katherine Cross
120 Wall Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Catalyst has been recognized by CharityWatch as a "Top-Rated" Charity and by New York Magazine as a 2015 top charity for women's rights and health.