Rockwell Automation Joins Catalyst CEO Champions for Change Initiative

Rockwell Automation CEO Blake Moret commits to accelerate
diversity, inclusion and gender equality

MILWAUKEE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rockwell Automation President and CEO Blake Moret, along with the heads
of 40 other leading global companies, has committed to being a member of Catalyst
CEO Champions for Change
to do even more to drive change for gender
equality in the workplace. The effort, developed by Catalyst — a global
thought leader and partner in accelerating the progress of women at work
for more than 50 years — recognizes CEOs and top industry leaders who
support and drive diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

The Catalyst CEO Champions for Change initiative was celebrated
today at the 2017
Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner
in New York City, where
Rockwell Automation was named the 2017 Catalyst Award winner for the
company’s innovative organizational approaches that address the
recruitment, development and advancement of women and have led to
proven, measurable results.

“Change must start at the top, where leaders commit to measurable
results and hold our teams accountable,” said Moret. “Through this
program, Rockwell Automation and the other founding companies will drive
a culture shift that advances gender equality in the workplace, where
all employees can and want to do their best work every day.”

By participating in Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, Rockwell
Automation and others pledge to:

  • Accelerate progress in the representation of women, including women of
    color, in executive/senior-level positions over five years.
  • Maintain (where strong) or accelerate representation of women,
    including women of color, on each company’s board of directors (or
    equivalent) over five years.
  • Strengthen the pipeline of women through an annual review of internal
    diagnostics and leverage leading practices to address any identified
  • Benchmark and track inclusion and improve the culture of inclusion
    within each organization.
  • Share key representation metrics with Catalyst for benchmarking and
    for anonymized reporting of our collective progress.

“Our Catalyst CEO Champions for Change founding member
companies represent more than 8.7 million employees and nearly $1.5
trillion in revenue globally. The positive ripple effect from their
commitment will be tremendous in helping to build workplaces where
everyone has a fair chance to succeed,” said Deborah Gillis, president
and CEO, Catalyst. “In a divided world, inclusion at work matters more
than ever.”

Read the full Catalyst CEO Champions for Change pledge and find
out more about joining the movement at

About Catalyst

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization
committed to accelerating progress for women through workplace
inclusion. With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, India,
Australia, and Japan, and more than 800 supporting organizations,
Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information and advice
about women at work.

About Rockwell Automation

Automation Inc.
(NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated
to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more
productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people
serving customers in more than 80 countries.


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