Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day 2023

Join Catalyst in March to
Accelerate Inclusion in Your Workplace

Inclusion is no longer a nice-to-have, optional element in the workplace. It’s imperative. Clients, customers, and employees both expect and demand it. Yet Catalyst research shows that only one-third of employees experience inclusive team dynamics at their companies—and that when they do, team innovation, citizenship, and problem-solving as well as individual work engagement and experiences of inclusion at work are likely to go up.

With the stakes for companies and employees higher than ever, how do we ensure that inclusive policies, practices, and programs stay at the top of corporate priority lists?

By taking action—together.

This year, during Women’s History Month (observed in March in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia), and International Women’s Day (March 8), join us as we:

  • Celebrate the individuals and organizations who #EmbraceEquity and created cultures where #InclusionThrives.
  • Share our research and resources through weekly engagements to expand your company’s understanding of inclusion and continue building more equitable workplaces.
  • Invite companies and individuals (like you) to share stories of what inclusion looks, feels, and sounds like in your workplace using the #InclusionThrives hashtag.
  • Give you the tools to create greater equity and inclusion through our Women’s History Month toolkit and International Women’s Day event guide, which are available below.

A Bold Focus Every Week

Inclusion is complex and multifaceted, so we’re breaking it down into four weeks of research, tools, resources, social engagements, and speaker spotlights to help you dive in. Each week, you’ll gain insights and energy to continue pushing for inclusion within your organization and industry.

Download the Women’s History Month toolkit and International Women’s Day discussion guide for specific opportunities and timelines for getting involved.

Week 1 (March 1-11)

Gender Equity + International Women’s Day (March 8)
Re-energize your community by learning about continued, necessary, and meaningful work around gender equity in workplaces. Join us to celebrate IWD (March 8) with a special webinar featuring Catalyst CEO & President Lorraine Hariton.

Featured Research:

Actions Individuals Can Take to Become Advocates for Gender Equity

Week 2 (March 12-18)

Pay Equity
Reinforce your commitment to ensuring pay equity to close the pay gap so women thrive.

Featured Research:

Women’s Earnings: The Pay Gap
Man and woman working together

Week 3 (March 19-25)

Gender Partnership
Reinvest in gender partnership and explore the impact that allyship can have across your company.

Featured Research:

Gender Partnership: What, Why, How

Week 4 (March 26-31)

Accelerating Equity on All Fronts
Let’s finish Women’s History Month by reinforcing the power of diversity and equity at the Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, in New York City and online, on March 30.

Featured Research:

Three Inclusive Team Norms That Drive Success

Next Steps

Reach out to your Relationship Manager or email [email protected] to let us know you’re interested in participating, and which weeks’ activities you’d like to join.

Looking for ways to only celebrate International Women’s Day? Check back soon for our event guide and links to activities in which anyone around the world can participate.

Not a Catalyst Supporter?

If you’re not already part of the Catalyst community but want to know more about how you can get involved, please connect with us.



Thank You to Our Donors


We thank our Advancing Women donors for their generous support.


Lead Donor
Bank of America logo
Major Donor
Altria Group, Inc.


Partner Donors
BMO Financial Group
Raytheon Technologies
Supporter Donors
Carnival Corporation
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Edward Jones
Linda L. Addison
Mary B Cranston
Shellye Archambeau