Sponsors are advocates in positions of authority who use their influence intentionally to help others advance, while mentors provide advice, feedback, and coaching. Both are important to advancement as employees navigate the workplace and earn opportunities for growth.

  • Catalyzing
    Sponsorship: What’s in a Name?

    What does the word “sponsorship” mean to you? For Catalyst’s Sarah Dinolfo, Director, Research, at first it meant very little. But this changed as she uncovered the power influential sponsors had on her own career. In this post—the third in series by co- authors of Sponsoring Women to...

    November 30, 2011 by Sarah Dinolfo

  • Catalyzing
    Take 5: Mentorship and Sponsorship

    January is National Mentoring Month in the United States, an initiative geared for individuals, schools, and businesses to foster relationships between mentors and mentees and increase the number of mentors nationwide. When young people are mentored, they are less likely to drop out of school,...

    January 12, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

  • A listing of Catalyst Canada Honours Champions since 2010.

  • Nominations for the 2015 Catalyst Canada Honours will open this fall. If you know a champion who is making an impact by advancing women in Canada we encourage you to submit a nomination this fall.

    Nominees for the Catalyst Canada Honours Champions must:

    Company/Firm Leader: This Chief Executive...

  • TORONTO—Catalyst Canada announced today that it will honour Gordon M. Nixon, President & CEO, RBC; Anne-Marie Hubert, Managing Partner, Advisory Services, Ernst & Young; and Jane Allen, Partner & Chief Diversity Officer, Deloitte Canada, with The Catalyst Canada Honours, which recognizes a...

    Date: 2012
    Region: Canada
  • The Catalyst Canada Honours recognizes exceptional individuals who are personally and visibly committed to the advancement of women, and serve as powerful role models for Canadian corporate leaders.

  • Catalyst is a catalyst in the movement toward boardroom diversity worldwide. Diverse boardrooms are good for business, yet most countries have very low representation of women on boards. Catalyst provides information on the current landscape, and ideas and solutions to make progress.