Katalyst aims to be a leader in this continual elevation and transformation of young women from low income communities to lead change in their professional and personal spheres of life. Katalyst was set up in 2007 under the aegis of Human Capital for Third Sector, a section 25 not-for-profit company founded in 2005. Human Capital for Third Sector known under the brand, Third Sector Partners (www.thirdsectorpartners.com)is India’s first executive search firm for the social sector. To achieve this, Katalyst provides an enabling environment to enhance the employability of girl students pursuing professional degrees or courses.
They came, they saw, they conquered…..
The panelists and the Katalysts did exactly that at the Sixth Annual Convention held on 5th September in Goa, with the theme, “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
“I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference”
The Katalysts come from difficult circumstances yet they are the trail blazers. The theme of the convention could not be more relevant as they have overcome hurdles to win many accolades both in academic and extra-curricular activities. They are ambitious, talented, responsible citizens and leaders. The panelists and guest speakers were perfect role models for them.
“I still remember how I would shiver in front of others during Katalyst training sessions! Once Sunit sir gave me a mike in a session to speak a few words but I was at a loss of words due to my low confidence. So I passed the mike to the other girl. That was the moment I walked away with a feeling of not being able to do anything. But Katalyst changed my outlook towards life.”
– Shashikala Chougule