50 Forward

December 22, 2011“You have in you the power to change this world for the better,” said CCH Champion Michael Bach, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, KPMG. “Be it a small change, or a large one, I challenge you to do something to effect that change.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

You don’t have to work at Catalyst to be a catalyst for change. As we turn the page on 2011, I call on you—a Catalyst supporter—to make an impact in 2012. Catalyzing offers one clear path:

Seek sponsorship and sponsor others, especially talented women. Do something about sexist media. Support political candidates who support you. And if you don’t think you have meaningful institutional support or clout to make an impact, think again. Here are tips on how to rock the boat without falling out and make change in an unsupportive environment.

Catalyst has strived to make workplaces more equal for the past 50 years. And along the way, we’ve learned that champions come in many forms. What unites them? A champion is committed to change—and acts on that commitment.

Happy New Year—may 2012 be a year of real action, for the benefit of all.

The views expressed herein are solely those of the guest blogger and do not necessarily reflect those of Catalyst. Catalyst does not endorse any political candidates. The post and the comments are presented only for the purpose of informing the public.