Partners and Friends

Catalyst leads a network of partners and friends committed to building a more equitable, inclusive, and fulfilling workplace for women in the 21st century. We are seeking organizations that share our mission to join us in strategic initiatives, impactful conversations, and dynamic visibility opportunities, as we work toward our mutual goals of building inclusive workplaces and accelerating progress for women. For more information about collaboration opportunities, contact Michael J. Chamberlain, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, at +1 646 388 7770.



Bringing global perspective to the companies we serve is a critical part of the work we do at Catalyst and an essential element of achieving mission impact in a business world that is increasingly without borders. To continue to expand our capabilities and meet the needs of our Supporters in India, Catalyst has formed a Strategic Partnership with Interweave, India’s first Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) solutions firm.


Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) is a collaboration of Catalyst, The Executive Leadership Council, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) that supports and advances the interests of executive women and minorities in the workplace.

Ascend Canada was founded in 2012 to enhance the presence, visibility, and influence of current and future Pan-Asian business leaders.

Diversity Woman is an integrated print, event, and online business focused on business and leadership development, mentoring, skill enhancement, and empowerment, and serves as an external multimedia partner and solution provider for organizational diversity and inclusion initiatives.

EdX offers interactive online classes and massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world’s best universities, colleges, and organizations, such as MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, and CatalystX. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners at Harvard and MIT. As a member, Catalyst joins a carefully selected group of universities, NGOs, businesses and other high-profile quality course builders.

El Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE Business School) at the Universidad Panamericana is Mexico’s leading business school. Through a partnership with IPADE, Catalyst is working closely with the Research Center for Women in Senior Management—Centro de Investigación de la Mujer en la Alta Dirección (CIMAD)—to drive impact in Mexico. CIMAD’s mission is to support the personal and professional development of women leaders through research relevant to individuals, organizations, and society.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Catalyst has been one of IWD’s Charity of Choice for a number of years.

Interweave, India’s leading Diversity & Inclusion solutions company, is a key Catalyst partner, allowing us to continue to expand our capabilities for accelerating progress for women in the workplace, and meet the needs of Catalyst Supporters in India, as well as other regions of the world., through Lean In Circles, public awareness, and education, focuses on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions and changing the conversation from what they can’t do to what they can do.

Women Business Collaborative is an alliance of women’s business organizations, corporations, trade associations, researchers and the media accelerating: the advancement of diverse female representation in C-Suites and boardrooms; the achievement of gender diversity and parity in the workplace; and the growth of women-owned businesses and their access to sources of capital. WBC is an “accelerator” organization. We are dedicated to building a movement to rapidly change the numbers. #WBCFasterTogether

Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is a Toronto-based nonprofit that promotes the entry, development, and advancement of women in the institutional and wealth-management areas of the investment industry.

WOMEN Unlimited is a nationally recognized resource for cultivating leadership excellence for high-potential women.


2020 Women on Boards is a national campaign seeking to increase the percentage of women on U.S. public boards to 20% or greater by the year 2020 through redefining corporate governance and gender diversity standards and creating a cultural imperative for action.

American Bar Association (ABA)—DirectWomen is a collaboration between the American Bar Association and Catalyst to enable women lawyers to prepare for service as independent corporate directors.

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) seeks to increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women. Since 1997, ABI has developed tools and programs designed to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women technology leaders.

Diversity Council Australia is the independent, not-for-profit diversity advisor to business that leads diversity thought and practice in Australia in partnership with member organisations.

Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through research-based programs and public education efforts.

Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a Canadian membership group that represents the interests of this community and supports good corporate governance, including diversity on boards.

National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT) works to correct the imbalance of gender diversity in technology and computing because gender diversity positively correlates with a larger workforce, better innovation, and increased business performance.

Network of Executive Women is the consumer products and retail’s largest learning and leadership community in the US and Canada with education, events, and best practices developed to advance women, build business, and lead the way to a better workplace for all.

NYC Ladders for Leaders, a partnership between New York City’s Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Commission on Women’s Issues, offers high school and college students summer internships with New York-based businesses.

Out Leadership understands that LGBT+ inclusion positively impacts business results, and that including LGBT+ people at the most senior level of executive leadership is powerfully beneficial for business bottom lines. At Out Leadership, this strategy is referred to as Return on Equality™. Its OutWOMEN initiative is the first to connect and promote out LGBT+ women in business, globally.

ReacHIRE partners with small and large employers who are committed to increasing the number of women in experienced positions, creating more career off-ramps and on-ramps, and building concrete paths to leadership for women.

WISE (Women in Sports and Events) is a leading voice and membership resource organization, providing peer support, mentoring programs and professional development and training for women in the business of sports.

Women of Influence produces inspiring, progressive, and celebratory events across the country aimed at filling the gap for women looking for mentors or to connect with like-minded individuals on their path to success.