Katalyst India is an award-winning NGO that stands for the economic empowerment of women. 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.
Our Vision : Enabling Women to Lead a Purposeful Life
The Alkemist program is curated for women in early career (0 – 9 years of experience) to transform them into leaders that make them an asset to the organisations they work with. The ethos of the program is to prepare women to gain equity in opportunities and leadership, be it professional, social or personal.
The program is designed to provide a support system so they can perform and progress in their career. This will be instrumental in the overall growth of the company as well.
“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