Debevoise Joins Launch of Catalyst CEO Champions for Change

8 March 2017

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP today joined with more than 40 leading global businesses for the launch of Catalyst CEO Champions for Change, an initiative to recognize CEOs and industry leaders who support and drive diversity and inclusion within their organizations.

Catalyst CEO Champions for Change is a transformational diversity and inclusion initiative that will celebrate, engage and recognize leaders who are making bold organizational and personal commitments to drive change. Founding partners of the Catalyst CEO Champions for Change initiative represent more than 8.7 million employees and nearly 1.5 trillion dollars in revenue globally.

“Debevoise has a long tradition of training and supporting women lawyers and leaders,” said Mary Beth Hogan, Co-Chair of Debevoise’s Litigation Department and a Catalyst board director. “We proudly join with Catalyst to launch this exciting initiative on International Women’s Day, recognizing that, if successful, the initiative will accelerate and support diversity and inclusion efforts around the globe.”

Debevoise’s commitment to gender equality issues extends far beyond the retention, promotion and overall success of its women lawyers. The firm continually seeks out opportunities to spur additional discussion and engagement on these issues among the wider legal and business communities.

Last year, the firm formally launched the Debevoise Women’s Review, a platform dedicated to spotlighting topics of interest to professional women, including the achievements, initiatives and advocacy efforts of women and organizations around the world. The Debevoise Women’s Review provides a range of perspectives through interviews with leading women in business; thoughtful coverage of conferences and pertinent books and articles; and reflective pieces highlighting personal experiences.

To view the Debevoise Women’s Review, please visit To learn more about participating in the dialogue around these important issues, please contact

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