The 2025 Catalyst Award application is live! Applications are due May 10, 2024. See here for more information on applying.
Honoring Organizations Committed to Inclusion
The Catalyst Award is the premier recognition of organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that drive representation and inclusion for women.
The global Catalyst Award attracts organizations from around the world. Every year, Catalyst identifies and receives applications from companies of all sizes, regions, and industries whose groundbreaking initiatives to advance women and other underrepresented groups make them eligible for the Award.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a strategic imperative for organizational success. That is a proven fact. How you get there… that’s the real story. By applying for the Catalyst Award, your company or firm will:
- Benefit from an external perspective on your organization’s culture and DEI efforts.
- Showcase your internal and external strategies, talent, and progress.
- Learn how to continuously improve your efforts.
- Show your commitment to being an employer of choice.
Catalyst conducts 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 peoples.
The Catalyst Award has been given to innovative organizational initiatives that address the recruitment, development, and advancement of women since 1987. Catalyst has recognized 110 initiatives at 98 organizations from around the world. These equity, diversity, and inclusion programs have changed workplaces, communities, and lives.
Has your organization made positive changes to its workplace culture that advance women and other underrepresented 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.
Topics:Organizational Culture Change
View the organizations with Catalyst Award-winning initiatives since the Catalyst Award began back in 1987.
Apply for the Catalyst Award for your organization's diversity and inclusion initiative.