United States

Connecting Communities That Count

Catalyst works with over 300 US members to champion women’s professional advancement by sponsoring cutting-edge events throughout the United States that connect and engage our members, equipping them with the resources they need to succeed in today’s workplace.

Because of Catalyst’s commitment to recruiting and retaining the best talent, Catalyst employees can be found all over the United States. In addition to working in our New York City headquarters, which is Catalyst’s largest physical office, and an office in Sunnyvale, California, Catalyst employees also work virtually from Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, and Columbus, among other cities.

We Know Women…and Men

At Catalyst, we have differentiated ourselves from other organizations by producing research not conducted elsewhere. For example, the Catalyst Census has tracked the progress of women board directors and executive officers in the Fortune 500 (and now the S&P 500) since 1995.

Catalyst has also been a leader on issues related to women of color, and we continue our cutting edge work to understand the unique challenges women of color face in the workplace. As a call to action, Catalyst hosted the Catalyst Women of Color Summit on March 26 and March 27, 2015, which gathered global experts to provide fresh thinking and spark change.  

Inclusive Workplaces and How to Build Them

Your organization’s competitiveness depends on its ability to create an inclusive workplace that fully leverages the talents of your diverse workforce. Catalyst has many learning pathways for developing inclusive leaders at all levels of your organization: 

  • The virtual learning experience, in partnership with edX, the nonprofit online learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard

  • The Leading With Inclusion leadership development suite of solutions that brings together the expertise and research of Catalyst with the instructional design and consultative expertise of BlessingWhite.

  • Catalyst’s Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) engages and connects Employee Resource Group leaders—for any demographic—across companies, industries, functions, and regions to share ideas and practices while learning how to amplify inclusion.

Upcoming Events

  • Catalyst Connects: This series of events brings together high-potential women with role model speakers and provides an opportunity for participants to connect with other talented women at a networking reception. Open to employees of Catalyst member organizations.

    • Austin—20 May 2015, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by RBC. Speakers include Karen H. Quintos, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Dell, and Stacey A. Martinez, Partner-in-Charge, Austin, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP. It will be moderated by Dnika J. Travis, PhD, Vice President, Women of Color Research & Center Leader, Catalyst Research Center for Corporate Practice.  

    • Connecticut—9 June 2015; 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by HARMAN International. Speakers include Sandra E. Rowland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Harman International Industries, and Deirdre Latour, Chief Communications Officer, GE. The panel  will be facilitated by Emily Wakeling, Executive Director, Global Membership, Catalyst. 

  • Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: New York—2 June 2015, 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join sponsor TD Bank Group and Catalyst for a panel discussion with Glenn Gibson, Senior Vice President, TD Securities, and Dino Robusto, President, Commercial and Specialty Lines, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, moderated by Jeanine Prime, PhD, Senior Vice President, Research, Catalyst. They will discuss strategies for leveraging all talent in the workplace and offer advice about the most effective ways for women and men to partner together in ending gender inequalities at work. Open to employees of Catalyst member organizations.  

  • US Webinar: LGBT Workplace Inclusion & Pride Month25 June 2015, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT; 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. UTC; PRICE: $300.00; MEMBER PRICE: Free. Creating and maintaining LGBT-inclusive workplaces takes concerted efforts and sincere commitment from both organizations and individuals. In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, this webinar will highlight common barriers to advancement in the workplace and demonstrates ways in which Catalyst’s research and tools can be used by organizations and LGBT individuals.

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About Catalyst in the United States

Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962 by Felice N. Schwartz, a passionate activist who believed that women were an untapped resource who could help meet the United States’ growing labor shortage. Now, we are the leading nonprofit organization expanding opportunities for women and business.