Catalyst Awards Dinner


An Amazing Celebration!

Catalyst’s annual Awards Dinner will take place at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The Early-Bird Sale is now open and gives Catalyst Supporters an exclusive head start in securing tables for the 2019 Catalyst Awards Dinner with special perks (benefits vary by table level) and discounted passes to the Catalyst Awards Conference, so make sure you reserve by October 19!


For more than 30 years, the Catalyst Award has annually celebrated exceptional efforts that help advance women in business. We award these initiatives at our signature fundraiser in front of a sold-out crowd of over 1,500 executives at one of the most prestigious and broadly attended events in the business community. The Catalyst Awards Dinner has also been hosted by some of the most influential business leaders in the world. This year's Dinner will be chaired by Michael K. Wirth, Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation.  

Previous Dinner Chairs have included:  

  • 2018: Arnold W. Donald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc 

  • 2017: David S. Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Procter and Gamble Company            

  • 2016: John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman, KPMG International

  • 2015: Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer, DuPont

  • 2014: Co-Chaired by Ilene H. Lang, who stepped down after 10 years as President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst, and Peter Voser, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chair, Catalyst Board of Directors

  • 2013: Denise Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company

  • 2012: James S. Turley, Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young

  • 2011: Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation

  • 2010: Jim Skinner, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald's Corporation

Catalyst Awards Dinner Retrospectives