December 2014


When One Door Closes, Another Opens
Let’s disrupt December together and set the stage for a year of change in 2015!
Thank you to all the women and men who’ve championed change and disrupted the default! This issue of C-News highlights new ways to engage in our #DisruptTheDefault campaign. Pass on your thanks and pledge to #DisruptTheDefault, by committing to doing things differently and doing different things!
New $5,000 Prize and Extended Deadline: Submit Until 12/19

Are you, or do you know a budding filmmaker or passionate women’s champion? Create a video sharing your vision of the current status, or future, of women working around the world, and you could win $5,000, a trip to NYC, and have your video showcased in front of 1,600 business leaders and CEOs at the 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner! With support of our sponsor Toyota and in partnership with, Neon (an FCB Health Company), The Representation Project, and The 3% Conference, Catalyst is looking for people to create a two-minute video that envisions a world in which all women are able to reach their full potential in the workplace. Get full details and help us spread the word before time runs out: #DisruptTheDefault. Submissions due by December 19.

Getting Ahead with Mentors and Sponsors: The Protégé Project

Catalyst Canada is excited to partner with Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) for its innovative The Protégé Project, a pioneering new program to spur female leadership in Canada’s communications, media, and technology sectors. The Protégé Project will see fast-tracking senior women executives matched with powerful sponsors who will give them a leg-up to the industry’s top decision-making positions and a direct line to influence innovation in the digital economy. Get more info or apply now.
Making Change Through New Technology: The Catalyst App
In 2015 we will unveil the new Catalyst app, which will feature member-only and public research as digestible, interactive content. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime download all of our apps: Creating Inclusive Leadership, Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards and High Potentials in the Pipeline.
With New Leadership Comes New Opportunities
Catalyst is proud to announce the appointment of Allyson Zimmermann as Executive Director, Catalyst Europe, and Eileen Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, DB UK Bank, Ltd., as Chair of the Catalyst Europe Advisory Board. And we’ve appointed four highly respected global leaders to the Catalyst Board of Directors:
  • Eric J. Foss, President & CEO, Aramark
  • Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank Limited
  • TK Kurien, CEO – IT Business and Executive Director, Wipro Limited, and Chair, Catalyst India Advisory Board (CIAB)

In addition, we are pleased to welcome three new members to the CIAB:

  • Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director of IBM India Private.
  • NS Rajan, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, Tata Group
  • Jazz Tobaccowalla, Managing Director, Pfizer India Limited.
Giving Thanks for Accelerating Change: Catalyst Canada Opens the Toronto Stock Exchange
On November 13, Catalyst Canada and partners EY, the International Women’s Forum, and the 30% Club gathered a prominent group of CEOs, board chairs, government leaders, regulators, and advocates to address the importance of accelerating change on boards and outline steps that leaders can take to diversify their boards, executive committees and talent pipelines.
Connections That Count: Three Events Not to Miss
Join Catalyst for three 2014 events that will help you shine in 2015.
Recognizing Champions of Change: The 2015 Catalyst Awards Dinner
Join Catalyst and 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, as we gather in the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City for our annual gala event. Tables are on sale now.
Mistakes and Opportunities
In our Ask Deborah blog series, our CEO Deborah Gillis shares her greatest workplace mistake and how she learned from it. If you have questions for Deborah, please send them to [email protected]—your question could be featured on our blog!
Top 10 Disruptors of the Year!
Who do you think has been a Top Disruptor of 2014? We’d love you to nominate someone you feel has made BOLD steps to forge MEANINGFUL CHANGE for WOMEN, as well as MEN, in the workplace and the world. Please send us the name of the ONE person or group you think was most disruptive, and briefly tell us why. We’ll tally all the nominations and create a blog post at the end of December with the results. Please email [email protected] your pick for our “Top Disruptors of the Year” list by Wednesday, December 3.
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Upcoming Events
December 3, 2014
Supporting Your Board: Finding Corporate Director Candidates
December 4, 2014
Real Solutions Consulting Workshop: Developing a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for Sustainable Cultural Change
Dallas, TX
December 8, 2014
Catalyst Roundtable: Driving Inclusion Through ERGs
December 9, 2014
Expert Community: Cross-Impact Team Sharing
December 11, 2014
Year in Review
December 17, 2014
Catalyst Canada: Member Benefits
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