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Board Diversity

Catalyst Welcomes New Board Chair Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson

Catalyst welcomes Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson as its new Board Chair and others.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Une nouvelle étude de Catalyst révèle l’existence d’une « charge émotionnelle » vécue par les personnes de couleur dans les entreprises canadiennes

Cette étude constate que les Canadiens noirs, est-asiatiques et sud-asiatiques sont « sur leurs gardes » et ont la ferme intention de quitter leur emploi.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

New Catalyst Report Reveals “Emotional Tax” Experienced by People of Colour in Corporate Canada

Research finds that Black, East Asian, and South Asian Canadians are “on guard,” with high intent to quit.


Catalyst Announces 2019 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions

Catalyst names Norie Campbell, Michael Cherny, Alison Jeffrey, and Sandra Stuart 2019 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions.


Norie Campbell, Michael Cherny, Alison Jeffrey et Sandra Stuart désignés lauréats des Prix honorifiques 2019 de Catalyst

Catalyst nomme les champions Norie Campbell, Michael Cherny, Alison Jeffrey et Sandra Stuart 2019 Catalyst Canada.


Catalyst Accord 2022 Companies Outperform TSX-Listed Companies in Advancing Women Into Leadership

Toronto, ON, June 10, 2019—Catalyst announced today that signatories of the Catalyst Accord 2022—companies pledging to increase the overall proportion…

Board Diversity

Les organisations signataires de l’Accord Catalyst 2022 surpassent les sociétés inscrites à la Bourse de Toronto

Les signataires de l’Accord Catalyst 2022 surpassent largement dans l’ensemble leurs pairs du milieu canadien des affaires.

Board Diversity

Six Global Business Leaders Join Catalyst’s Board of Directors

The CEOs of Altria Group, Bank of America, Dentons, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Pfizer, and Uber will lead by example.

Board Diversity

Catalyst Receives $1 Million Grant From Altria Group to Expand Highly Successful Catalyst Women On Board Program

Catalyst also announced nine board-ready senior executive women have been selected to participate.

Unconscious Bias

Catalyst Launches #BiasCorrect Campaign to Tackle Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace on International Women’s Day

“Words can be barriers to women’s advancement. It’s time for action this International Women’s Day." —Lorraine Hariton, President, CEO, Catalyst

Engaging Men

Chevron Corporation Partners With Catalyst to Help More Men Become Champions of Gender Equity

Catalyst receives the largest grant in its 50+ year history.

Culture Change

Catalyst Announces 2019 Award Winners: Bank of America, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Eli Lilly and Company, and Schneider Electric Honored for Accelerating Progress for Women in the Workplace

Award-winning company leaders will receive their honors at the 2019 Catalyst Awards Dinner, chaired by Michael K. Wirth, Chairman & CEO, Chevron Corporation.


Number of Fortune 500 Boards with over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled since 2012

The number of Fortune 500 companies with greater than 40 percent diversity has more than doubled from 69 to 145 since 2012, according to the “Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards,” a multiyear study published by the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), in collaboration with Deloitte.

Champions For Change

50+ CEOs Outpace Their Global Peers in Advancing Women for Second Consecutive Year

Catalyst CEO Champions prove that commitment that leads to action can effect change.


Catalyst Welcomes Loaned Shell Executive Graham Sparks

New York and Zurich, November 27, 2018—Catalyst, the global expert on accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion, announced today…


Lorraine Hariton Named New Catalyst President & CEO, Continuing 56-Year Legacy of Accelerating Positive Change for Women in Business

Catalyst, a global nonprofit organization focused on empowering and accelerating women in business, announced today that its Board of Directors has chosen Lorraine Hariton as its new President & CEO, effective September 1, 2018.


Catalyst Names 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions

Catalyst announced today its 2018 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions, six business leaders who have made exemplary contributions to help advance women and inclusive workplace cultures in Canada.


Annonce des lauréats des Prix honorifiques 2018 de Catalyst Canada

Catalyst a rendu public aujourd’hui le nom des lauréats des Prix honorifiques 2018 de Catalyst Canada — six leaders en affaires dont la contribution a été exemplaire en matière d’avancement des femmes et de la culture d’inclusion dans les milieux de travail canadiens.


Catalyst illumine des édifices partout dans le monde à l’occasion de la journée internationale des femmes

Ce soir, à la veille de la Journée internationale des femmes, Catalyst illuminera des édifices afin de porter un message puissant au monde : l’importance de créer des milieux de travail qui encouragent l’avancement des femmes. Dans le cadre de l’événement Édifices en lumière de Catalyst, des dizaines de structures urbaines parmi les plus emblématiques au monde seront illuminées, notamment aux États-Unis, au Canada, au Royaume-Uni, au Pérou et en Colombie.


Catalyst Takes Over Global Skylines on International Women’s Day

On the eve of International Women’s Day 2018, Catalyst is using buildings as beacons to send a powerful message to the world: we need workplaces that work for women. As part of the Catalyst Skyline Takeover campaign, dozens of the most iconic and influential city structures across the global skyline—including buildings in the United States, Canada, the U.K., Peru, and Colombia—are projecting a red female symbol or illuminating it in their building windows to showcase a collective dedication to advancing women in the corporate world.