CATALYST
AWARDS 2013

November 19, 2013
5:30-8:30 pm

Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142

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    About the Catalyst Awards

    The Catalyst Awards recognize individuals and institutions that are strategic, innovative and effective in promoting diversity in science, technology and engineering; who are skilled and dedicated to effecting change from a system down to a personal level to help individuals and groups realize their dreams. They embody those qualities that inspire the best in us: a sense of justice, dedication to excellence, and genuine engagement. Find out about past awardees


  • Jennifer Tour Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director

    Microsoft New England

    Honored for her groundbreaking interdisciplinary research ranging from computer science to business, and for her personal conviction and efforts to promote girls, women and underrepresented groups in STEM. More

  • Photo of Shirley Malcom

    Shirley Malcom, Head, Education and Human Resources

    American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Honored for her trailblazing efforts to advance science literacy, and equity in the STEM professions and in academia; and for her exemplary life as a scientist, advocate, educator and mentor. More

  • Cubist Pharmaceuticals Logo

    Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Award accepted by Michael Bonney, CEO

    Honored for an outstanding record of diversity on its board, senior leadership team and staff; and for corporate contributions of volunteers and funding to support STEM outreach initiatives advancing girls and women. More

  • Photo of Mish Michaels

    Emcee: Mish Michaels

    Emmy Award-winning broadcast meteorologist

    Ms. Michaels is committed to inspire adolescent girls in their pursuit of careers in math, science and technology through study of the atmosphere.

    • Jennifer Tour Chayes, Distinguished Scientist and Managing Director

      Microsoft New England

      Honored for her groundbreaking interdisciplinary research ranging from computer science to business, and for her personal conviction and efforts to promote girls, women and underrepresented groups in STEM. More


    • Shirley Malcom, Head, Education and Human Resources

      American Association for the Advancement of Science

      Honored for her trailblazing efforts to advance science literacy, and equity in the STEM professions and in academia; and for her exemplary life as a scientist, advocate, educator and mentor. More


    • Cubist Pharmaceuticals

      Award accepted by Michael Bonney, CEO

      Honored for an outstanding record of diversity on its board, senior leadership team and staff; and for corporate contributions of volunteers and funding to support STEM outreach initiatives advancing girls and women. More


    • Emcee: Mish Michaels

      Emmy Award-winning broadcast meteorologist

      Ms. Michaels is committed to inspire adolescent girls in their pursuit of careers in math, science and technology through study of the atmosphere.