Every year Katalyst organises a national convention, where the students aka. 'Katalysts' from all the centers get an opportunity to meet and interact with their peers from other centers. It also provides a platform for the budding women leaders to hear leaders from various sectors who are invited for the panel discussion and with the mentors and supporters who attend the convention. Prestigious Katalyst awards are presented to students who have invested time and effort in the program and excelled to be role models for their peers and juniors. The event ends with performances from talented Katalysts. In 2019, a new element was added to our event, the Breakout Sessions where the leaders had a session on their domain expertise in smaller groups. In addition to the students, other stakeholders such as Board Advisors, Mentors, Donors, Trainers, and Corporate Partners are also invited so that they can interact with the Katalysts and see the impact.
TechFest & Hackathon
Tech Fest brings students' academic learning to practice. A two-day annual event, Katalyst Tech Fest includes competitions like Tech Quiz, Tech Talk, Mini Engineering Project, and Final Engineering Project. Each event applies to a specific batch of students across our 4 centres - Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune. The event aims to develop students' confidence, and perseverance, as well as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and presentation skills. Tech Fest is one of the most awaited events by our students as they get recognised for their participation, learn a lot from various industry mentors and experts, and build a professional network. Katalyst hackathon is a 24 hrs timed event in which teams made up of students from different streams and semesters get together to collaborate intensively on creative projects/problem statements. The aim is to design, build and present the most innovative solution to a problem, and then pitch a final concept, prototype, or presentation to the panel of judges from Katalyst Corporate Partners.
Outbound is an all-embracing activity that facilitates experiential learning amongst students. Apart from being a fun activity, it creates a peer support network, fosters physical and mental health, increases student engagement in the Katalyst program, and most importantly, unearths different facets of a girl's personality. Each year one Outbound is organised by the Centre Teams to help the students nurture team building and leadership, network with their peers and create a social circle beyond their college, connect with the Katalyst team and build a bond with them, and learn discipline, time management and how to conduct themselves in an external environment.
The Katalyst Leadership Series is a platform for hosting distinguished leaders from the industry who discuss their personal and professional journey, obstacles faced and how they tackled them, industry scenarios, and upcoming technology. These talks help guide the students about studies, careers, and personal growth.
To spread the spirit of Katalyst, Katalyst girls and the team participate in the marathon both in Mumbai and Bangalore. You can help by sponsoring a bib for a Katalyst girl and/or participating in the marathon and raising pledge.
Global Alumni Meet
Katalysts from all over the globe: Japan, Germany, Australia, China, US & India, joined the Katalyst Team on a virtual trip down memory lane, recalling and retelling the story of their lives. .