Catalyst Announces Annual Award Recipients

 -  1/25/13

Initiatives from Alcoa, Coca-Cola and Unilever have been named the recipients of the 2013 Catalyst Award, an annual award honoring initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business.

New York — Jan. 24

Catalyst has announced that initiatives from Alcoa Inc., Coca-Cola Co. and Unilever have been named the recipients of the 2013 Catalyst Award, an annual award honoring initiatives that expand opportunities for women and business.

Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized business initiatives that advance women in the workplace with the award, which embodies Catalyst’s vision of “Changing workplaces, changing lives.”

This year’s global initiatives include:

Alcoa Inc.’s “Building Opportunities for Women in a ‘Hard Hat’ Company” breaks down barriers in a male-dominated industry and achieves greater gender representation through an aggressive diversity agenda, with accountability tied to executive compensation and innovative talent management programs that Alcoa’s business units can customize to develop female supervisors and leaders in Alcoa’s refineries, smelters and factories.

Coca-Cola Co.’s “Global Women’s Initiative: Women as the Real Drivers of the 21st Century” is a strategic, internal and external initiative focused on fueling the advancement of women into leadership roles across the organization and on economically empowering female entrepreneurs throughout the system value chain.

Unilever’s “Global Reach With Local Roots: Creating a Gender-Balanced Workforce in Different Cultural Contexts” accelerates the advancement of high-potential women across different regions by leveraging the company’s foundation of cultural diversity and multinational expertise to promote a culture of inclusion, and by creating flexible “anytime, anywhere” work-life programs.

The three companies will present in-depth discussions on their initiatives March 19 at the 2013 Catalyst Awards Conference at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The conference, which is sponsored by Walmart, will feature keynote speaker Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corp.

Source: Catalyst



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