Katalyst started a decade ago with the intent of liberating women through the pursuit of professional education. The initiative deﬁnitively prepares young women for leadership roles, thereby creating a wider talent pool for India Inc and helping bridge the gender divide. Katalyst achieves this objective through a blend of unique development interventions, including our 600-hour proprietary and scientiﬁcally researched curriculum. Over their four years in the program, we also provide one-to-one mentorship, access to best in class technology, assistance with internships, and world-class industry exposure and corporate interactions. Set up in 2007 with 10 young women, Katalyst now has chapters in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Delhi and has impacted the lives of almost 1200 girls, with 650 currently in the program. Katalyst alumni now occupy positions of seniority in prestigious MNCs and large Indian companies, both in India and abroad, as well as the civil service.
Theme : Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds. – Ana Claudia Antunes
On Saturday, 05th December 2020, we hosted our 11th Annual Convention, online. Katalysts from all over India joined us virtually to witness three hours full of inspiring stories, touching experiences, insightful discussions, and exciting reveals.
“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