Catalyst is a sponsorship program designed to improve senior-level gender diversity by retaining and cultivating the firm’s existing pipeline of high-performing female talent. Catalyst pairs women at the vice president level and above with a partner of the firm outside of their business line to build a long-term sponsorship relationship. The sponsor’s role is to advocate for the sponsee’s advancement, connect the sponsee to career development opportunities, publicly endorse the sponsee, and provide further exposure to firm initiatives.
Each year, the firm partners with an external vendor to perform compensation benchmarking. In addition, the firm performs an annual pay equity review, which analyzes employee compensation to ensure that pay disparities do not exist based on gender, race, age or other protected characteristics.