About Us

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.

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Katalyst Yearbook 2017




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  • Mentoring

    The mentor program offers Katalysts an opportunity to interact with mature, educated individuals with varied professional experience outside their communities who can guide them and expose them to a new set of experiences and perspectives.

  • Core curriculum

    Many of these students are first-generation students at these levels and thus are disadvantaged in terms of general exposure and in terms of role models, compared to their peers from privileged backgrounds.


“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

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AZB Partners

Bharat Forge





Gaja Capital

Goldman Sachs




One Paper Lane




The Hans Foundation

Third Sector Partners