Catalyst, a nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business, has announced that Chevron and Procter & Gamble will be presented with the 2015 Catalyst Award recognizing exceptional and innovative initiatives that expand opportunities for women and businesses globally.
Chevron’s U.S.-based initiative, The Chevron Way: Engineering Opportunities for Women, is the primary driver of the company’s diversity strategy and comprises a variety of programs, processes, and tools to facilitate gender inclusion, such as targeted recruitment, leadership development, employee networks, and mentoring/sponsorship. Chevron offers a number of corporate leadership development programs that support women’s advancement, including the Emerging Leaders Program, Chevron Leadership Forum, and Chevron Advanced Management Program (CHAMP).
Everyone Valued, Everyone Included, Everyone Performing at Their Peak™ is Procter & Gamble’s global initiative and strategy to develop talent throughout the organization including advancing women leaders across regions. Between 2008 and 2013, women’s representation increased globally from 25.7% to 28.3% at and above the VP level, from 29.3% to 31.8% among Associate Directors, and from 40.2% to 43.6% among all managers.