Catalyst for Women 

Catalyst is the nonprofit research and advisory organization working to advance women in business and the professions, with offices in New York and Toronto.

The leading source of information on women in business for the past four decades, Catalyst has the knowledge and tools that help companies and women maximize their potential. Our solutions-oriented approach through research, Advisory Services, Corporate Board Placement, the Catalyst Award, and Member Services has earned the confidence of global business leaders. The American Institute of Philanthropy consistently ranks Catalyst as the highest rated nonprofit in the US focused on women’s issues.

For more information, or to contact Catalyst for Women , see their website at: www.catalystwomen.org

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Catalyst Study Finds Women Hold 9.8 Per Cent of Corporate Board Seats Among Canada's Financial Post 500 Companies
26 Mar 02 | In the 2001 Catalyst Census: Women Board Directors in Canada released today, Catalyst found that women now hold 9.8 per cent of all board seats among the Financial Post 500 (FP500) companies, up from 6.2 per cent in 1998 when Catalyst began ...

Catalyst Welcomes Jeffrey Immelt and C. Steven McMillan To Extraordinary Board of Directors
04 Mar 02 | Catalyst today announced the election of GE Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Sara Lee Chairman, President and CEO C. Steven McMillan to its Board of Directors. A long-time supporter of Catalyst research, Sara Lee most recently sponsored the ...

Catalyst Gives Bayer, Fannie Mae, and Marriott Prestigious Catalyst Award for Redefining Diversity in the 21st Century Workplace
16 Jan 02 | The 2002 Catalyst Award will be given to Bayer Corporation, Fannie Mae, and Marriott International Inc. Bayer Corporation's initiative, Bayer Women: Leaders for the Global Marketplace focuses on developing women and people of color over time and ...

Catalyst Study Dispels Myths About Generation X Professionals and Sheds Light on What This New Generation of Leaders Seek At Work
11 Dec 01 | Corporate leaders are continuously struggling to attract and retain the best and brightest, while building company loyalty among Generation X professionals," said Catalyst President Sheila Wellington. With the goal of clarifying expectations held...

Catalyst Charts Growth of Women on America's Corporate Boards
04 Dec 01 | "Catalyst measures the number of women board directors because in business, what gets measured gets done," said Catalyst President Sheila Wellington. In this 2001 Census, sponsored by Sara Lee Corporation, Catalyst provides for the second time an...

Catalyst Study Finds Risktaking, Personal Excellence and Gaining Broad Base of Experience Keys to Success in High Tech World
24 Oct 01 | In a new study, Leadership Careers in High Tech: Wired for Success, Catalyst interviewed 30 of the tech industry's next generation of leaders based in 10 of the most influential companies in the high tech world today. Although a results-driven ...

American Express, General Mills, And J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Win 2001 Catalyst Award
02 Apr 01 | NEW YORK, APRIL 2, 2001— American Express Company, General Mills, Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. received the 2001 Catalyst Award at a gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York this evening. Sheila Wellington, President of Catalyst and ...

Law Women Anticipate Leaving Their Employer Three Years Earlier Than Men
30 Jan 01 | Employers who provide women with mentors, control over their work, and development and advancement opportunities have a better chance of retaining women, according to Catalyst's study, Women in Law: Making the Case, released today at a press ...

2001 Catalyst Award Winners Demonstrate Diverse Approaches To Changing Corporate Culture
09 Jan 01 | NEW YORK, JANUARY 9, 2001—American Express Company, General Mills, and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. have won the 2001 Catalyst Award for their comprehensive initiatives to advance women through their corporate ranks. American Express's initiative, ...

Across Three Cultures Catalyst Finds Top Barriers to Women's Professional Advancement
11 Dec 00 | The study, Breaking the Barriers: Women in Senior Management in the UK, explores the views of both senior women and CEOs on success factors and barriers to women's advancement. In all three countries, senior women identify male stereotyping and ...

Misconceptions About Women in the Global Arena Keep Their Numbers Low
18 Oct 00 | In fact, current expatriates (85 percent) and former expatriates (86 percent) believe global experience makes them more marketable to other companies. Catalyst interviewed and surveyed more than 1,000 women and men current and former expatriates, ...

Women MBAs Working in the Information Technology Industry See Opportunity
11 Sep 00 | Ninety-one percent of women MBAs surveyed report high levels of satisfaction in their current jobs, compared to 82% of men MBAs in IT and 84% of women MBAs in other industries. With functions such as these becoming increasingly vital in this hyper...

Cracking the Glass Ceiling, 2000 Edition
22 Aug 00 | NEW YORK, August 22, 2000-Cracking the Glass Ceiling, 2000 Edition, is a compilation of Catalyst research spanning five years of study on advancing women in business. Catalyst is a nonprofit research and advisory organization that works to ...

Ten Years Later Pioneers Of Flexible Work Schedules Satisfied With Career Outcome
18 Jul 00 | Most of these women credit the availability of part-time work schedules during critical child-rearing years as the key to maintaining career momentum. While half continue to work part time schedules, half have returned to full-time work schedules...

Women and Men MBA Graduates Satisfied with Value of MBA Degree and with Careers Overall
12 May 00 | Despite high satisfaction among women who have actually earned an MBA, female enrollment at top business schools averages just 30 percent. "Key strategies include aggressively recruiting women to business schools, providing additional financial ...

Charles Schwab, IBM, And Northern Trust Win 2000 Catalyst Award
21 Mar 00 | NEW YORK, March 21, 2000— Charles Schwab & Co., IBM Corporation, and The Northern Trust Company received the 2000 Catalyst Award at a gala dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria this evening. The results of the award-winning initiatives are impressive—at ...

Catalyst Canada Census Finds Few Women Corporate Officers
08 Feb 00 | Twice as many Canadian companies (43.6 percent or 244 companies) have no women officers compared to U.S. companies (21 percent or 106 companies). Further, nearly twice as many U.S. companies (56 percent or 282 companies) have multiple women ...

2000 Catalyst Award Winners Focus On Corporate Culture Changes
06 Jan 00 | Northern Trust Company's Sustained Leadership Commitment: Diversity at Work initiative succeeds by targeting high-potential individuals and focusing on specific performance management programs and mandatory diversity training. The results of the ...

Catalyst Census Posts Solid Gains in Percentage of Women Corporate Officers in America's Largest 500 Corporations
11 Nov 99 | Companies with two or more women officers increased 28 percent, from 220 (or 44 percent) in 1995 to 282 companies (or 56 percent) in 1999. Catalyst defines clout titles as: Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman, President, Chief ...

Women Of Color Report A 'Concrete Ceiling' Barring Their Advancement In Corporate America
13 Jul 99 | It also details Catalyst recommendations to companies for increasing the effectiveness of diversity for women of color and presents best practices among the corporate leaders. Survey responses indicate that diversity initiatives can increase women...

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