Catalyst, one of the world’s leading drivers of gender equality in the workplace has landed in Australia, opening an office in Melbourne.
Catalyst Australia Women Research and Consulting Limited will engage with employers to create more inclusive workplaces and provide member companies with the tools needed to enact real change.
Catalyst’s presence in Australia will build on the momentum brought about by the country’s ground breaking programs and Catalyst’s successful collaboration with the Australian government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Australia has two Catalyst Award-winning initiatives: Telstra’s Next Generation Gender Diversity: Accelerating Change for Women Leaders (2010) and the Commonwealth Bank’s Opening the Door for Gender Diversity (2012).
Catalyst believes the Australian Securities Exchange’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations to increase women’s representation on Australian corporate boards, and programs such as the Australian Government Board Links and the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Male Champions of Change, further demonstrate clear commitment by the government and Australian companies to advancing more women to leadership.
“Australia is uniquely poised to remove the barriers that exist for women in workplaces and communities,” said Deborah Gillis, President and CEO of Catalyst.
“Catalyst’s entry into Australia enables us to bring a wealth of Catalyst resources to the Asia-Pacific market to meet the region’s global challenges and opportunities. We are honored to have a presence in Australia, where we can help transform corporate culture and advance women to leadership.”
Catalyst’s expansion into Australia will give Australian member companies greater access to Catalyst’s resources, and the opportunity to be connected with the Catalyst membership globally, which includes over 700 leading multi-national organisations and professional firms around the world. For more information visit the website: http://catalyst.org/regions/australia