February 2019: Propelling the [email protected] for Women

“This is a critically important moment when diverse and inclusive workplaces matter more than ever.” —Lorraine Hariton, Catalyst President & CEO
It’s time for bold and forward-thinking initiatives that help create safe and inclusive workplaces where women can advance. This year’s Catalyst Awards celebrate four exceptional initiatives that show us change is possible and that a gender-balanced Future @ Work is attainable when companies transform their workplace cultures to remain innovative and competitive.
Register today   to join us on March 14 for the 2019 Catalyst Awards Conference and the Dinner (tables are going fast!). If you can’t make it, here’s a little about each of the Catalyst Award-winning initiatives and corresponding resources to support your own organizational change toward the Future @ Work.

This global initiative and strategy includes a sharpened focus on being a great place to work for women and advancing the economic empowerment of women around the world. Among the results: from 2015 to 2018 women’s representation in senior leadership increased from 33% to 44%.
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This global initiative is rooted in internal research focused on identifying the main barriers to women’s advancement and centered on four pillars: culture and mindset, flexible work arrangements, women’s career support, and data monitoring. From 2011 to 2017, women’s representation in management positions increased by nearly 4 percentage points, up to 21.5%. 
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Using storytelling and experience-sharing to address employee-reported biases and barriers, this global initiative focuses on creating a common language to help employees understand one another’s experiences. From 2015 to 2017, women’s representation increased from 29% to 40% in the C-suite, and in the United States, women of color at the senior director level increased from 6% to 11%.
The more different we are and feel from our workgroup or workplace as a whole, the more we may feel like the “other” at the table. Create a workplace where everyone feels valued and heard.
Grounded in a commitment to equal opportunity and inclusion as a business imperative, this initiative in India serves as a role model for the global company’s diversity and inclusion transformation. It uses a holistic approach with a focus on the recruitment, professional development, and retention of women at all levels. From 2015 to 2018, women’s representation across all levels increased from 15.9% to 20.8%.
The Future Is Here. Is Your Workplace Ready?
What do you need to create a gender inclusive workplace? Companies and leaders must ensure their organization uses all their diverse talent to remain innovative and competitive now—and in years to come. Policies and promises aren’t enough; there needs to be bold, meaningful action. Read more from our own Lorraine Hariton in her latest blog.
Catalyst CEO Champions For Change
About Catalyst CEO Champions For Change
Women make up about 51% of the US population, earn 60% of all master’s degrees, and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending. Yet only about 5% of CEOs are women, 26.5% of executives and only about 21% of board seats are held by women in the S&P 500. Learn more.
Catalyst: Workplaces That Work For Women
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