Sponsorship/Mentoring

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.

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    Top 7 Quotables From Our Catalyst Connects Series

    No career journey has ever followed a straight path; there are often unexpected twists and turns. Whether it’s deciding to make a complete career change, trying to balance your professional and personal lives, or figuring out how to advance within your organization, the road to success is far...

    January 22, 2015 by Catalyst

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    India Webinar: Advancing Women in Tech-Intensive Industries

    Technology-intensive fields, such as high tech, oil and gas, and energy, have grown rapidly in the 21st century, far outstripping other industries.

    It’s no secret that women in tech roles in STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—face significant challenges. Catalyst’s research on...

    Date & Time:
    19 August 2015
    3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. IST
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT
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    India Webinar: International Women’s Day

    On International Women's Day, we celebrate the achievements of women past, present, and future, and work to create a world where girls have the same educational opportunities as boys and women have the same economic and employment opportunities as men. Such a world would not only be fairer; it...

    Date & Time:
    4 March 2015
    3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. IST
    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. GMT
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    Ask Deborah: What Advice Would You Give Your 30-Year-Old Self?

    Today we’re introducing a new column, Ask Deborah, to help readers get to know our President and CEO Deborah Gillis. Deborah was appointed CEO in January 2014. She is Catalyst’s fourth president in 52 years—and the first from outside of the United States (Deborah is Canadian). As a breast...

    November 3, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Women Entrepreneurship Conference

    Ilene H. Lang, Former President & CEO, Senior Advisor, and Honorary Director, Catalyst, will speak at the 2014 Women Entrepreneur Conference. The event, which is a part of Women Entrepreneurship Week, will feature a series of insightful workshops that are designed to help women along their...

    Date & Time:
    15 October 2014
    11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Location:
    1 Normal Avenue
    University Hall - Conference Center 7th Floor
    Montclair, NJ
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    Catalyst Connects: Mumbai

    What obstacles do women face while climbing up corporate ladder? Why is Diversity and Inclusion essential for the growth of a business?  How can honing your networking and negotiation skills put you forward? These were just some of the concepts discussed at the Catalyst India WRC’s Catalyst...

    Date & Time:
    28 March 2014
    Location:
    Mumbai, India
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    Paying It Forward Pays Back: A Conversation with Susan Allen, Monica Banting, and Danielle Cerisano

    Meet Susan Allen, a Partner at PwC and a 2013 Catalyst Canada Honours Business Leader Champion for her stewardship of PwC Canada’s Women in Leadership (WIL) initiatives. Susan recruited Monica Banting, a Senior Manager in her office, to help lead these initiatives. As a result of their...

    May 2, 2014 by Susan Allen, Monica Banting , Danielle Cerisano

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    Wells Fargo Webinar

    Deborah Campbell, Director and Consultant, Global Member Services, will participate in a webinar hosted by Wells Fargo. The webinar will touch on the importance of sponsorship and mentoring.

    Date & Time:
    7 May 2014
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    Creating a Sponsorship Culture: London

    Catalyst research has found that while mentoring is essential to leadership development, it is insufficient for advancing to top levels. Our studies point to a more influential and specific professional relationship: sponsorship.   Please join Allyson Zimmermann, Senior Director, and Sandra...

    Date & Time:
    14 May 2014
    12:00 to 14:00 GMT
    Location:
    London, UK
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    Catalyst Member Roundtable: Over Mentored but Under Sponsored: Mumbai

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    In conjunction with MSD India, Catalyst India WRC hosted a roundtable that focused on the importance of sponsorship and mentoring.

     In attendance were representatives from Catalyst member companies including Deutsche Bank, Grant Thornton, Wipro, Johnson & Johnson,...

    Date & Time:
    16 April 2014
    9:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Location:
    Mumbai, India