Catalyst celebrates 2020 Award winners with first virtual Awards
At the annual Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner, we recognize innovative organizational initiatives that address the recruitment, development, and advancement of all women. Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized 101 initiatives at 90 organizations from around the world. These groundbreaking diversity and inclusion programs have changed workplaces, communities, and lives.
This year, due to growing concern over COVID-19, Catalyst made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner. Instead, Catalyst is recognizing the 2020 Award winners through an array of content and virtual convenings.
Catalyst is leading by example to deliver to you virtually over the next few weeks and months a range of content and collaboration opportunities that will honor our Award winners and their stories, said Catalyst President and CEO Lorraine Hariton. “We hope to make this the most meaningful Catalyst Awards ever.”
In the new decade, she added, diversity, equity, and inclusion are more important than ever, and the Award-winning initiatives provide a “road map of how to build inclusive workplaces.”
We have been tremendously moved by the generous support from our community as these events are by far our organization’s single largest fundraiser, providing a significant portion of our annual operating budget. These donations will provide crucial financial support in achieving our mission and navigating these difficult times.
The three 2020 Award-winning initiatives are:
- Deloitte—Inspiring Women
- Medtronic—Igniting Women to Lead Through the Medtronic Women’s Network
- Unilever—Changing the Game, Unlocking the Future
Catalyst conducted intensive on-site evaluations of candidates to establish the winners. Winning initiatives must show proven, measurable results that benefit women across a range of dimensions, among them race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, generation, nationality, disability, and Indigenous or Aboriginal peoples.
Save the date for the 2021 Catalyst Awards: March 18, 2021, New York City. Accenture CEO Julie Sweet will be the dinner chair.
Apply for the 2021 Catalyst Award
Has your organization made positive changes to its workplace culture that advance women and diverse groups? Has this work made an impact—and do you have results to prove it? By applying for the Catalyst Award, your company or firm will benefit from an external perspective on your organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts and demonstrate its commitment to being an employer of choice.
About the Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner
In addition to presenting agenda-setting knowledge and solutions, including spotlighting promising practices in the diversity, equity, and inclusion conversation, the Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner is Catalyst’s premier fundraising event. We rely on organizations like yours to ensure our critical work continues. Your support will represent your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion while associating your company with the leading workplace inclusion brand.
Now, more than ever, inclusive workplaces are essential. Deloitte, Medtronic, and Unilever show us how to get the job done.
Lorraine Hariton congratulates the 2020 Catalyst Award winners, Deloitte, Medtronic, and Unilever.
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