On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, gathered in the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City for the annual Catalyst Awards Dinner. The 2014 Dinner was a special celebration, as it was Co-Chaired by Ilene H. Lang, who stepped down after 10 years as President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst, and by Peter Voser, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chair, Catalyst Board of Directors. The event featured remarks by the CEOs of companies with 2014 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives and other distinguished speakers. The 2014 Catalyst Awards Dinner was sponsored by Alcoa Inc. and Shell Oil Company. The Board Reception was sponsored by The Home Depot, Inc. and General Motors Company.

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Seat At The Table: Catalyst Awards Dinner Video


Peter Voser, Chair, Catalyst Board of Directors, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc.


Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Alcoa Inc.


Ilene H. Lang, Honorary Director and Senior Advisor, Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst.


Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst.


Thomas J. Falk, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation.


Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark’s Unleash Your Power: Strengthening the Business With Women Leaders is a global, enterprise-wide initiative to address Kimberly-Clark’s need to look, think, and behave like the people who use and buy its products. The initiative, which highlights the important role women play in the workplace and marketplace, was launched in 2009 as Kimberly-Clark began implementing a new people strategy to transform the culture and engage talent who will lead the company to success. With the understanding that diversity and inclusion lead to stronger and better results, the initiative seeks to drive diverse talent into influential roles across the company.

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Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin’s U.S.-based initiative Women Accelerating Tomorrow comprises a variety of programs, processes, and tools to support women’s advancement as part of a broad strategic effort to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent in a highly technical and engineering-focused industry. In the early 2000s, Lockheed Martin recognized that a diverse and inclusive culture could be a competitive advantage and, in fact, was critical to the company’s future success. Lockheed Martin understood that in order to continue providing innovative solutions to meet customer needs, it had to attract, engage, and leverage a wider range of talent. This set the company on a deliberate journey to create a sustainable workforce for the future by making diversity and inclusion an integral part of the business strategy.

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