On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, nearly 1,600 guests, including CEOs and other leading executives from top corporations and professional firms, gathered at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City for the annual Catalyst Awards Dinner. The 2014 Dinner was a special celebration, Co-Chaired by Ilene H. Lang, Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst, and Peter Voser, Retired Chief Executive Officer, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Chair, Catalyst Board of Directors. The event also featured remarks by the CEOs of companies with 2014 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives, Kimberly Clark and Lockheed Martin and other distinguished speakers. The 2014 Catalyst Awards Dinner was sponsored by Alcoa Foundation and Shell Oil Company. The Board Reception was sponsored by The Home Depot, Inc. and General Motors Company.
Each spring, Catalyst hosts this signature fundraiser. The gala dinner, a public celebration of the year’s Catalyst Award-winning initiatives, is one of the most prestigious and broadly attended events in the business community. Catalyst annually recognizes innovative organizational programs with proven, measurable results that promote the recruitment, development, and advancement of all women, including diverse women. At this event, Catalyst presents the Awards to the CEOs of companies with winning initiatives in front of a sold-out crowd.
Catalyst Awards Dinner Retrospectives