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December 2012, Volume 5 Issue 11 

C What's Happening

Catalyst.org Gets a New Look for 2013 and Beyond

On December 5, Catalyst unveiled our new website, catalyst.org. Built with community in mind, the new site puts the information and strategy in your hands, while allowing you, and others you inspire, to change workplaces and change lives.

The elegant and colorful new look and feel gives you the knowledge and community connections that you need―with ease. This includes individuals looking for information to advance their own careers or the careers of those they manage, HR and Diversity Practitioners, middle management tasked with people development and future leadership, senior leaders, C-Suite leaders, CEOs, and even Board Members. Features include:

With the New Website Comes Additional Knowledge, Tools, and Communities to Make Change Happen
We are also excited to unveil the new, unified Catalyzing blog, which brings together and amplifies diverse voices that share in Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyzing reflects the diverse range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees, incorporating perspectives from across all of our offices. The blog also features non-Catalyst industry leaders, experts and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives.
Please note that all visitors to the site will have to register with a new password. Check it out now.


Women Offered Fewer Career-Advancing “Hot Jobs”

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Not all leadership opportunities are created equal. According to Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution? Women Get Fewer of the Hot Jobs Needed to Advance, a new Catalyst report, women get fewer of the high visibility, mission-critical roles and international experiences—the so-called “hot jobs”—that are key to getting ahead at global companies.

Nominate a Champion for The Catalyst Canada Honours—2013

Nominations for The Catalyst Canada Honours 2013 Champions are due December 14. We are seeking nominations for a Company/Firm Leader, a Business Leader, and a Human Resources/Diversity Leader who are personally and visibly committed to the advancement of women and who serve as influential role models for corporate leaders in Canada.

Book Your Table Now for the 2013 Catalyst Awards Dinner

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Join nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, for the Catalyst Awards Dinner, sponsored by General Motors Company and The Home Depot, Inc. The 2013 Catalyst Awards Dinner Chair is Denise Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company. Shell Oil Company is the Board Reception sponsor. Patron Tables are already sold out and other levels are going quickly. Be a part of this incredible celebration by sponsoring a table today!

Hurricane Sandy Update: Each year, many of you prefer to contact us personally by phone or choose to send your sponsorship form in by fax. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, neither option is currently available. Please contact us by email at [email protected] so we may assist you as quickly as possible.


Save the Date for the 2013 Catalyst Awards Conference

The 2013 Catalyst Awards Conference, a full-day event highlighting the 2013 Catalyst Award winners and Catalyst expertise will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at The Waldorf=Astoria in New York. The event is sponsored by Walmart, and Ursula Burns, Chair and CEO, Xerox Corporation, is the keynote speaker. Reserve your hotel room online. Conference registration will be available in January 2013.


Setting the Record Straight

Catalyst’s Setting the Record Straight series uses hard evidence derived primarily from Catalyst Census data to debunk myths about women in corporate leadership. These tools cover a variety of topics ranging from female CEOs to corporate boards.


Access Catalyst Wherever You Are

Catalyst webinars and podcasts are virtual opportunities for members to engage and learn from and with one another. Catalyst’s Virtual Events are complimentary to employees of member companies. Check out our upcoming slate and register now. 


Partner With Catalyst Europe

In 2013, Catalyst Europe will continue its Regional Learning Hubs, Symposiums, Live Q&A Webinars, and Member Roundtables. Please contact us for further information on new sponsorship opportunities.

Effective Women’s Networks in Amsterdam – December 18

Join Caroline Pickard, Catalyst Europe Ambassador to the Nordic Region, for a discussion surrounding women's networks and gender diversity in the Netherlands and Europe. Register via email. This event will be held in Dutch.

Gather ‘Round in Montreal: Why Diversity Matters - January 23, 2013

Join Sunniva Sorby, Relationship Manager, at the newly remodeled McKesson headquarters for a member Roundtable discussion on “Why Diversity Matters". This session is hosted in French. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Australia Still Lags in Women Leaders

The 2012 Australian Census of Women in Leadership report was just published by the Equal Opportunity Workplace Agency (EOWA) in association with Catalyst. It finds that women hold 12.3% of directorships in the ASX 200 but only 9.2% in the ASX 500, that 9.2% of executives in the ASX 500 are women, and that only 12 ASX 500 companies have female CEOs. Read the full Census report yourself.

Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

The Australian Government has enacted a new Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (WGE Act) to promote and improve gender equality in the workplace for women and men with a specific focus on equal pay and gender equality indicators of success. Under the new legislation, the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency will be renamed the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. For more details, visit www.wgea.gov.au.

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