About Us

Catalyse, the consulting and training branch of AWARE, Singapore’s leading gender equality charity, has been offering its expertise since 2010. Catalyse’s profits support AWARE’s operations.

Drawing on AWARE’s experience in promoting gender equality and preventing workplace harassment, bullying and discrimination, the Catalyse team has the extensive legal knowledge and the sensitivity required to manage these complex issues and ensure accountability.

Catalyse’s multi-cultural team of lawyers, organisational development practitioners, and experienced trainers, customises training programs and consultancy services. They integrate trauma-informed principles and global best practices to foster diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Promoting RISE: Respect, Inclusion, Safety, and Equity

As a DEI consultant and advocate for inclusive workspaces, we believe that creating a positive and supportive work environment is essential to the success of any organisation. That’s why we promote the RISE philosophy – Respectful, Inclusive, Safe, and Equitable – as a framework for building a culture of respect, collaboration, and mutual understanding.

Respectful – We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, regardless of their background, identity, or beliefs. This means recognising and valuing the unique perspectives and contributions of each individual, and avoiding behaviours that could be interpreted as disrespectful or discriminatory.

Inclusive – We believe that diversity is a strength, and that everyone should feel welcome and included in the workplace. This means creating a culture of openness, where people feel comfortable expressing themselves and their ideas, and where differences are celebrated as a source of creativity and innovation.

Safe – We believe that everyone has the right to work in an environment free from harassment, bullying, or discrimination. This means taking steps to prevent and address any behaviours that could compromise the safety and well-being of employees, and creating policies and procedures that promote a safe and respectful workplace.

Equitable – We believe that everyone deserves access to fair opportunities, irrespective of their background. This means ensuring the impartial distribution of resources and opportunities to create a level playing field where each individual can reach their highest potential, acknowledging that different individuals require varying levels of support to thrive.

By promoting the RISE philosophy, we help organisations create a culture that supports diversity, fosters collaboration, and promotes a safe and respectful workplace for all employees. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you implement RISE principles in your organisation, please contact us today.