Diversity is one of our core company values. True champions of change, as our name embodies, know that diversity is a competitive advantage. Our logo represents the diversity of the communities that we serve and protect, diversity of our supply chain and our employees. As a minority business enterprise (MBE) certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), we are dedicated to bringing different cultures and perspectives to the clients we serve. For our clients, this translates to a greater level of performance, profitability and perspective. We are affiliated with a number of non-profit organizations aimed at creating diversity in our environment. Some of those are:
As a firm with a strong belief in sustainability and the improvement of quality of human life, we have partnered up with IDEATE. IDEATE is a social impact program operating on an anti-poverty platform dedicated to providing inclusive employment support to diverse candidates re-entering the work force. While IDEATE’s clients demonstrate barriers to either competitive placement or business incubation, they represent an untapped talent pool. In 2015, a natural mentorship emerged between the Catalyst Group and IDEATE because both organizations share a common commitment to diversity, quality solutions, and partnerships with the business community. Both organizations also share a commitment to responsive service, customized solutions and sustainability. The Catalyst Group has been able to offer IDEATE mentorship through guidance on business development and candidate placement strategies. This mentorship has aided in the lives of IDEATE’s clients changing; returning or starting work represents a step toward attempting to leave the cycle of poverty and begin a journey personal transformation. IDEATE contributes to the relationship by exposing the Catalyst Group to a broader scope of diverse candidates and by raising awareness for the possibilities for further social impact. Please visit https://www.rhd.org/ideate/ for more details.
NY/NJ Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC):
The Catalyst Group is certified by the NY/NJ MSDC as MBE (Minority Business Enterprise). The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC). The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council™), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, identifies minority suppliers; certifies bona-fide minority business enterprises; and facilitates procurement opportunities between major purchasing entities and Council-certified minority suppliers. That supplier group includes Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native-American businesses located throughout the state of New York and Northern and Central New Jersey including Trenton. The Council’s membership consists of Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
Diversity Alliance For Science (DA4S):
The Catalyst Group is a large supplier to the life science industry and is a member of The Diversity Alliance For Science (DA4S). DA4S is a non-profit organization whose vision is to be the leading organization in the life science and healthcare industries promoting the economic growth of small and/or diverse businesses, and improving the quality of patient care by fostering intimate relationships between those businesses, and corporations, academic, and governmental agencies.
Indo-American Volunteer Network (IAVN):
As a pharmacist and the CEO of The Catalyst Group, Sajid Modan is on the Board of Directors at the IAVN. IAVN is a non-profit organization whose mission is to work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to create formal education and training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) in underprivileged areas so that they can administer medical treatment to patients independently with supervision from physicians. In collaboration with UNC and Stanford, IAVN’s goal is to improve health in villages and urban poor populations. Some notable projects include collaboration between academia and Healing Fields Foundation to train 2000 female community health workers in rural India, to diagnose and treat acute medical conditions in areas with minimal healthcare facilities. To date, IAVN has already trained 50 Community Health Workers and continue to expand. A second project includes working with schools in India to develop pediatric clinics to serve poor and undeserved children who would otherwise have no access to medical care. In a large step forward, in October of 2017, their medical team saw its first pediatric patient.
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