Membership Growth

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.

Partnering Across Genders to Foster an Inclusive Workplace

On February 20, 2015, Rishi Gour, COO, Sodexo India On-Site Services, and Catherine Corley, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Catalyst, hosted a thought provoking seminar designed to expand awareness of gender-balanced leadership as a strategic and competitive advantage in today's global marketplace. This event was hosted by Sodexo and took place in Mumbai. Learn more.


  • Rishi Gour, COO, Sodexo India On-Site Services 

  • Catherine Corley, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Catalyst Inc.  

  • Tanaz Mulla, GM - TED, Wipro 

  • Mallika D'Souza, Vice President/Head - Human Resources, Sodexo India

Moderator: Vijay K. Sharma, CIO - Remote Sites, Asia and Australia, Sodexo


  • Janaki Chaudhry, Head Strategy, Tata International

  • Madhur Deora, Managing Director, Citi India Investment Banking

  • Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India

  • Saundarya Rajesh, Founder, President, Avtar Career Creators

Engineering Week: GROW Session

On February 19th, Fluor hosted the Catalyst India Advisory Board meeting which was attended by industry leaders that included Terri Bresenham, President & CEO – South Asia, GE India Healthcare; Vanitha Narayanan, Managing Director, IBM  India Private Limited; Catherine Corley, Senior Vice President, Catalyst Inc USA, and Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India.

During a candid discussion, with both women and men from Fluor, Ms. Irde and Ms. Corley shared their personal experiences about how they managed to progress in their careers, while overcoming challenges through dedication, self-promotion, and incubating talent. Other topics discussed during the session were the importance of finding meaning and putting your strengths to use, why it’s essential to have a strong network, and how finding your voice in the workplace can push you forward in your career.

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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.