Unilever was named a winner of the 2013 Catalyst Award, for its initiatives that expand opportunities for women. Unilever was a joint winner of the award with Alcoa Inc. and The Coca Cola Company.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said: “We are delighted to be recognized by Catalyst for our long-standing commitment to gender balance. From our successful mentoring program to our roll-out of flexible working, I am very encouraged by the progress we are making to help both men and women at Unilever reach their full potential."
Since 1987, Catalyst has recognized exceptional business initiatives that advance women in the workplace with the Catalyst Award.
Unilever’s initiative, Global Reach With Local Roots: Creating a Gender-Balanced Workforce in Different Cultural Contexts, accelerates the advancement of high-potential women across different regions and leverages the company’s strong foundation of cultural diversity and multinational expertise to promote a culture of inclusion.
Unilever will present in-depth discussions on their initiatives at the 2013 Catalyst Awards Conference at The Waldorf Astoria in New York on March 19, 2013. The Conference, which is sponsored by Wal-Mart, will feature keynote speaker Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation.