Katalyst aims to liberate socio-economically disadvantaged women through the pursuit of professional education. Women are not well represented in Management cadre especially women from low income communities. Our initiative prepares them for leadership roles thereby creating a wider talent pool for India Inc and helping bridge the gender divide.
Only 20% of senior roles in India are held by women. 41% of the Indian businesses surveyed have no women in leadership roles. (Source: Grant Thornton Report, 2018)
80% of Indian engineers are not fit for any job in the knowledge economy as per Annual Employability Survey 2019 by Aspiring Minds (Source: ET Online| Updated: Mar 25, 2019)
HOW WE DO IT
Katalyst achieves its objective through a blend of unique development interventions:
600-hour proprietary and scientifically researched curriculum,
access to best in class technology,
medical insurance for the girl and the mother,
financial payout based on a unique scorecard,
assistance with internships, industry exposure and corporate interactions.
Set up in 2007 with 10 young women, Katalyst now has chapters in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Delhi.
Katalyst is an initiative of Third Sector Partners, India’s leading executive search firm focused on socially relevant organisations. It's parent entity is Human Capital for Third Sector (HCTS).
1200+ girls are impacted, with 500 currently in the program
The average starting salary of a Katalyst is 5 times their Annual Family Income
Katalyst alumni occupy positions of seniority in prestigious MNCs and large Indian companies, both in India and abroad, and the Civil/Administrative Services.
Katalyst Alumni make informed choices about personal and professional lives