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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 accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Our community of Supporters includes the Catalyst Board of Advisors, a group of high-level executives from leading companies who help guide our direction.

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MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change – Boston

This MARC Leaders 1.5 day workshop is a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and…

Unconscious Bias

Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier for Confronting Gender Bias

These tech startups are using AI to try to make gender bias in the workplace a thing of the past.…

Culture Change

Women In Finance

Hear from Wall Street leaders on making the most of changing times, investing in diverse talent and growing the ranks…

Culture Change

New Rules Summit: Women, Leadership and a Playbook for Change

The New York Times is calling on diverse leaders from across business, politics, and culture to create a boldly inclusive…

Unconscious Bias

Catalyst Launches #BiasCorrect Campaign to Tackle Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace on International Women’s Day

“Words can be barriers to women’s advancement. It’s time for action this International Women’s Day." —Lorraine Hariton, President, CEO, Catalyst…

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Silence Breaker: My Path to Speaking Out as a Woman of Colour

Concluding Black History Month, Catalyst's Alicia Sullivan on how she went from studying by oil lamp to lecturing the C-suite.…


ERLI 2019—[email protected]

Join us for the Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference, ERLI 2019: [email protected]


MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change—Dallas

MARC Leaders introduces concepts critical to sustained collaboration between men and women leaders who champion inclusion.


MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change—Cincinnati

MARC Leaders introduces concepts critical to sustained collaboration between men and women leaders who champion inclusion.

Top Resources

Quick Take: Women in Government

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

Future of Work

2019 Catalyst Awards Dinner

Join us on March 14 at our signature fundraiser along with over 1,600 executives as we honor the 2019 Catalyst…

Future of Work

2019 Catalyst Awards Conference

Join us on March 14 to be inspired, network, and learn from Catalyst experts, Catalyst Award winners, and other attendees.…


2017 Catalyst Awards Conference—International Women’s Day

Leadership Redefined On March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, the annual commemoration of women’s achievements—socially, economically, culturally, and politically.…


2018 Catalyst Awards Conference

Learn about the premier business conference focused on women in the workplace.


2017 Catalyst Awards Dinner—International Women’s Day

Celebrating the 2017 Catalyst Award Winners On March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day, initiatives from 3M, BMO Financial Group and Rockwell Automation were honored with the prestigious 2017…


2018 Catalyst Awards Dinner

An Inspiring Celebration! Catalyst’s annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on March 20, 2018, was an affirmation…

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Find out which women are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies.

Business Case

Appendix: S&P 500 Pyramid: Methodology

This is the accompanying appendix to the Women in S&P 500 Companies Pyramid.

Top Resources

Pyramid: Women in S&P 500 Companies

Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder. Read…

Culture Change

Catalyst Announces 2019 Award Winners: Bank of America, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Eli Lilly and Company, and Schneider Electric Honored for Accelerating Progress for Women in the Workplace

Award-winning company leaders will receive their honors at the 2019 Catalyst Awards Dinner, chaired by Michael K. Wirth, Chairman & CEO,…