Catalyst India WRC is growing by leaps and bounds. In 2014, we welcomed 16 new corporate members, including large Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Limited and other leading Indian corporations such as ICICI Bank and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., who have signed on locally, joining established members such as Colgate-Palmolive Company, Fluor Corporation, Pitney Bowes Inc., and Wipro Ltd. Also, two Indian leaders were appointed to the Catalyst Board of Directors: TK Kurien, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro Limited, and Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank Limited.
Upcoming Event: D&I Logues: Conversations for Organizational Change
Catalyst India will host an innovative event focused on topics related to the challenges of diversity and inclusion in India. This full-day event will feature engaging presentations and working sessions on gender inclusion, the importance of Diversity and Inclusion councils, organizational practices, and more. In addition, there will be experiential learning and plenty of networking. Do not miss the opportunity to join Catalyst India for this incredible day and to help launch a Catalyst movement building inclusive organizations in India where women and men can succeed! Learn more about the event here.
Catalyst India In The News
Indian Companies Scramble to Find Women Directors, 28 March 2015, The New Indian Express, by Associated Press
Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC, is quoted in this piece about appointments of women to Indian boards.
UN official urges more rapid change for gender equality, 18 March 2015, Sify News, by IBNS
Deborah Gillis, President & CEO, Catalyst, is quoted in this article that covers a talk led by Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, about the need for more rapid change to attain parity.
India Women’s Rights: Nearly A Third Of India’s Big Companies Could Miss Deadline To Appoint Women To Corporate Boards, 16 March 2015, International Business Times, by Angelo Young
Catalyst’s Census research is cited in this piece about women on corporate boards in India.
About Catalyst India WRC
Founded in 2011, Catalyst India WRC is a membership community composed of 80 leading corporations and professional firms committed to building inclusive workplaces that expand opportunities for women and business in corporate India. With insights from its highly regarded research, solution-based tools, convening events, global staff and members, and the Catalyst India Advisory Board, Catalyst India works with its members to build a robust pipeline of current and future leaders in India Inc.