Distinction Award

Distinction Award Recipient, Catalyst

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst helps organizations remove barriers and drive change with pioneering research, practical tools and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership.

Supported by more than 800 organizations around the world that collectively employ millions of people, Catalyst achieves their mission by partnering with companies to help them make positive change happen in their organizations. Catalyst works to diagnose barriers; help build inclusive cultures as well as develop and deliver effective programs to reduce unconscious bias. They help companies advance women at every stage of their careers into leadership; advise organizations on building robust and diverse boards and give companies and CEOs the trusted advice and expertise they need to drive workplace talent transformations in complex, global businesses that are rapidly changing.

Catalyst’s action-oriented research focuses on three areas to drive workplace change: accelerating women at work by building inclusive cultures; addressing workplace issues at the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity and engaging men as champions to help women advance and succeed.

In addition to supporting women in the workplace, Catalyst is also dedicated to helping companies learn from each other – fostering networking and engagement. Catalyst annually holds the Catalyst Awards Conference & Dinner, where they present the prestigious Catalyst Award to ground-breaking diversity and inclusion initiatives that are truly building workplaces that work for women.

Learn more about Catalyst and their views on women in leadership