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Tanmatra Is Launched

IBM, The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B) and Catalyst India WRC recently announced that they are collaborating to launch a cross-industry women’s leadership development program, ‘Tanmatra’ (means ‘essential’ in Sanskrit). 

The program will leverage the best collective practical experience and research to prepare women for leadership in the Indian business community, and it will create a common networking platform for high-potential women. Open to organisations across the country, it will train a batch of 30 high-potential women across industries with at least 12 years of industry experience across a span of 10 months. 

In this collaborative program, IBM is the knowledge partner, aligning to the organization’s focus on advancement of women as ‘essential’ to successful business. Catalyst India WRC is the research partner, offering its research experts as part of Tanmatra’s faculty. IIM-Bangalore is the education partner, bringing to life a suite of high quality, relevant leadership modules led by world-class faculty, for the cohort. Tanmatra will be conducted at the IIM-Bangalore campus. 

Catalyst Events

Catalyst India has been busy! In June, we hosted a three-part series of virtual discussion forums that featured a Catalyst moderator guiding a conversation among panelists from corporate India. The sessions were based on a series of Catalyst tools that were published in May. 

  • Making Change in India Inc.: Addressing Biases That Hold Women Back at Work Event Summary | Tool
  • Making Change in India Inc.: Creating Work Environments Free From Sexual Harassment Event Summary | Tool
  • Making Change in India Inc.: Reintegrating Women into the Workplace Successfully Event Summary | Tool

If you missed these events, we’d love to see you on 16 October 2014 for Men Who Get It: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives—Delhi. Men are an often untapped—yet critical—resource in diversity and inclusion efforts aimed at eliminating gender bias. To address this gap, Catalyst's Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives research series offers evidence-based advice about the most effective ways to partner with men in ending gender inequalities at work. Join us for a panel discussion and networking where we will explore the challenges and rewards of engaging men in gender initiatives.

Partner Event

Membership Growth

Lastly, our membership has grown. Large Indian conglomerate Tata Sons Limited is now a Catalyst global member, and other leading Indian corporations such as ICICI Bank and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. have signed on locally, joining established members such as Colgate-Palmolive Company, Fluor Corporation, Pitney Bowes Inc., and Wipro Ltd.

About Catalyst India WRC

Founded in 2011, Catalyst India WRC is committed to asking the critical questions and providing the knowledge and action steps that will enable India Inc. to deliberately make and accelerate change.