Joins Catalyst, a Research Organization Expanding Opportunities
for Women in Business
The office of Executive Education
is pleased to announce that Smith College is now a member
of Catalyst, the leading nonprofit organization studying
women’s experiences in business, the obstacles to their career
advancement and individual and organizational strategies
that lead to success.
Smith College students, alumnae,
faculty and staff can now access Catalyst’s member-only resources
for academic members. Smith affiliates will benefit from
Catalyst’s research, expertise, global network, and resources
designed to help women advance their careers in business.
Students and alumnae with a Smith email address can download
articles, workplace action plans, and sign up for webinars
on topics of interest. They can also receive help with a
job search, personal finances, legal issues and in seeking
grant support. Faculty and staff can also utilize tools to
help measure the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion
Catalyst was founded in 1962
by Felice N. Schwartz, a Smith alumna, known as a writer,
advocate and feminist dedicated to advancing women in the
workplace. She served as president of Catalyst for three
decades (1962-92) and is also well known for her controversial
Women and the New Facts of Life,” published in The
Harvard Business Review in 1989.
With offices in the United States,
Canada, Europe, and India, Catalyst has more than 500 member
companies, firms, business schools, and associations from
around the world, employing millions of women. Though not
a business school, Smith is widely reputed in the business
world as a leading provider of leadership development customized
Executive Education for Women,
then called the Smith Management Program, was founded in
1977 by the first female president of Smith, Jill Ker Conway.
A full list of resources available
from Catalyst is available on the Executive Education website.