Catalyst BlogCatalyzing is the Catalyst blog, bringing together and amplifying diverse voices that share Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyzing reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees, incorporating perspectives from our offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond. It also features non-Catalyst industry leaders, experts, and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives. Get the RSS feed.

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    Part 2: Q&A With Global Diversity And Inclusion Leader Dr. Rohini Anand

    Rohini Anand, PhD, is the Senior Vice President Corporate Responsibility and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo, and Chair, Catalyst Board of Advisors. In a three-part Q&A blog series, we asked Dr. Anand to share details about her pivotal role at one of the world's largest multinational...

    February 6, 2018 by Rohini Anand, PhD

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    Pitney Bowes: Helping Women Push Boundaries, Achieve Dreams

    Pitney Bowes is not the largest tech player in India, but they are playing in the big leagues—and winning—when it comes to hiring and keeping top tech and engineering talent in one of the most competitive employee marketplaces in the world.

    January 30, 2018 by Catalyst

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    Campbell Soup Company CEO “Gets Real” With Future Women Leaders

    Denise Morrison, President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, has long been passionate about seeing more women in leadership roles. As one of very few women CEOs in the Fortune 500, and the first woman CEO in Campbell’s history, Morrison has all too often had the experience of being the only woman in the room—and she is fully committed to changing this.

    January 25, 2018 by Catalyst

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    Q&A With Global Diversity And Inclusion Leader Rohini Anand, PhD

    The role of anyone leading global diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts and strategy is to impact culture change. My responsibility is to create a more inclusive culture at Sodexo and to position us as a good corporate citizen. As D&I change agents, we have to approach our work with a systems mindset, looking to address processes, policies and procedures, mindsets and behaviors, and ultimately the culture.

    January 23, 2018 by Rohini Anand, PhD

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    The Year Of Women

    A year ago on Sunday, women raised their voices in a collective roar that is still reverberating across the United States and the world. At the Women’s March in New York City, I stood alongside colleagues, friends, neighbors, and allies of all backgrounds to challenge the status quo and call for women’s equality in all areas of our lives. 

    January 19, 2018 by Deborah Gillis

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    KPMG: Championing Women Leaders On and Off the Golf Course

    In 2015, KPMG launched the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit to send a clear signal about its position on women’s advancement. The message: It’s a top priority. With the proceeds from these programs, the firm founded a new charitable initiative called the KPMG Future Leaders Program to develop and pay it forward to future generations. 

    January 17, 2018 by Catalyst

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    Kellogg: Building Cross-Cultural Bridges and Boosting Diversity

    For the past three years, Viveca Fairbanks-Henderson, Senior Director, Energy Optimization & Start-up Management, has slowly shared her career aspirations with her mentor, Alistair Hirst, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Their relationship began as part of the Kellogg Executive Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program (KECCMP), an initiative aimed at improving retention and further diversifying the company’s talent pipeline and just one of many programs instituted by Kellogg as part of its ongoing commitment to creating and sustaining an environment of inclusivity.

    January 11, 2018 by Catalyst

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    5 Ways to Identify Effective Unconscious Bias Training

    Organizations and business professionals are becoming more and more aware that everyone has unconscious bias. But having an unconscious bias doesn’t make us bad—it just makes us human. Unconscious biases can have a significant negative impact on workplaces, leading to differences in who gets hired and recruited, who gets offered new opportunities, and whose voice is listened to in meetings and beyond.

    January 9, 2018 by Emily V. Troiano

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    Genpact Career 2.0: Helping Talented Women Return to Work

    Genpact President and CEO NV “Tiger” Tyagarajan firmly believes a couple of things when it comes to gender diversity in a corporate setting. First, that diversity is a “secret sauce” in terms of adding value at all levels of an organization, and second, that it is the responsibility of a company’s senior leaders to champion diversity efforts. At Genpact, Tyagarajan has done just that, driving a suite of progressive practices and programs with the goal of achieving gender diversity, which Genpact defines simply as a workforce of 50% women. The company’s flagship program, Career 2.0—focused on recruiting and retaining mid-level women who have taken a career break—is among the most innovative. On being a champion for gender diversity, Tyagarajan had this to say: 

    January 4, 2018 by Catalyst

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    DuPont: The Power of Networks, Mentors, and Inclusive Leadership

    Colleen Pritchett’s career with DuPont has been 20 years in the making; taking her from positions in engineering, finance, sales, all the way up to global business-lead roles. Her work has taken her from Delaware to Shanghai to Taiwan, and back again. Now DuPont’s Global Business Director of Advanced Printing, Pritchett credits much of the success of her career to the company’s unwavering commitment to supporting and retaining the women in its ranks. She participated in the company’s Accelerated Leadership Development Program (ALDP). To help ensure this culture of inclusivity continues to thrive, Pritchett continues to pay it forward through personal mentorships and leadership within the extensive DuPont Women’s Network (DWN).

    December 21, 2017 by Catalyst