Catalyst announced that initiatives from Campbell Soup Company, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Canada and Telstra Limited are the recipients of the 2010 Catalyst Award, the annual award that honors exceptional initiatives from companies and firms that support and advance women in business.
“These initiatives exemplify our Catalyst vision of ‘Changing workplaces. Changing lives’,” said Ilene H. Lang, President and CEO of Catalyst. “They impact the lives of employees, families, and communities by transforming organizations, and serve as models that inspire and encourage others to embrace inclusive workplaces that benefit women, men, and business.”
Catalyst Award-winning initiatives are evaluated in a year-long process against a set of criteria: business rationale, senior leadership support, accountability, communication, replicability, originality, and measurable results. This year’s Award winners include a company where women run the largest and most profitable businesses, a second-time Catalyst Award-winning company, a Canadian bank that expanded its women’s initiative to benefit other diverse employee groups, and the first initiative from an Australian company.