Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Both are important to advancement as employees navigate the workplace and earn opportunities for growth.

  • Catalyzing
    Employers in India: Change Workplaces, Change Lives

    Today’s Take 5, based on conversations with representatives of Catalyst India member companies, includes recommendations for India-based organizations committed to advancing women in the workplace:

    #1: Safety is Essential

    Entering the 'campus' of a typical large global company—where anywhere...

    February 22, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

  • Speakers Bureau
    Women's Leadership Conference

    Aimee B. Horowitz, Senior Director and Consultant, Global Member Services, and Anna Beninger, Senior Associate, Research, discuss findings from the Catalyst research series on High Potentials in the Pipeline in a session titled Winning Strategies for Women to Get Ahead at Women's Leadership...

    Date & Time:

    14 May 2013 - 15 May 2013


    New York Marriott Downtown

    85 West Street

    New York, NY 10006

  • Speakers Bureau
    Women in Action Event

    Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, presents a keynote speech about mentoring and sponsorship at the Women in Action event hosted by the U.S.  Department of State for about 110 high-potential women leaders from over 80 countries within the government, business, nonprofit and academic sectors.

    Date & Time:

    16 March 2013


    United Nations

    New York, NY

  • Catalyzing
    Take 5: Actions for Success

    Everyone’s got advice for women, and much of that advice is related to career advancement. Some of it is even pretty good. But it’s wise to think about what certain advice means in the context of your organization before following it. Recent Catalyst research provides examples of specific...

    February 6, 2013 by David Lau

  • Catalyst annonce qu’elle décerne le Prix honorifique Catalyst 2013 aux initiatives lancées par Alcoa Inc., The Coca-Cola Company et Unilever.

    Date: 2013
    Region: Global
  • Catalyzing
    2010 Catalyst Awards Reflections

    “If you want to understand the past, look at current conditions,” said PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi at last night’s Catalyst Awards Dinner, quoting an old Chinese proverb. “But if you want to understand the future, look at today’s actions.”

    All the great speeches and conversations about...

    March 25, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Mentor a Man—Change the World

    One of the world’s first mentors was a woman. Aptly, her name was Mentor.

    When Odysseus went to fight the Trojan War, he left the education of his son, Telemachus, to his old friend Mentor. What he didn’t know was that Mentor was actually Athena in disguise. As Mentor, she schooled and...

    April 27, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang