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Legg Mason Announces Support of Catalyst, a Global Nonprofit Helping Accelerate Women’s Progress in the Workplace

Published 04-12-19

Submitted by Franklin Templeton

Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) has become a supporter of Catalyst, a global nonprofit founded in 1962 that helps organizations accelerate progress for women and other under-represented groups in the workplace. Catalyst, based in New York, partners with 800+ organizations focused on driving positive change.

“Diversity and inclusion is more than just the right thing to do. It’s also a business imperative for better financial performance and enhanced overall decision-making. In short, it’s critical to our mission of investing to improve lives,” said Regina R. Curry, Legg Mason’s Chief Diversity Officer.

As a Catalyst supporter, all Legg Mason employees have exclusive access to its site, which offers tools, infographics, research reports, workshops, webinars, events, fact sheets and more, all related to women, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Topics of broad interest include advancing your own career, work/life effectiveness and gender equality. For example, the content ranges from webinars (“Take Charge of Your Career—7 Tips to Negotiate Your Role”) to case studies (The Business Impact of Gender-Balanced Teams) to research on sexual harassment (“How Companies Can Prepare, Prevent, Respond, and Transform Their Culture”).

“We’re making progress through the Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council in partnership with internal business leaders, and through employee resource groups,” Curry added. “But fostering an inclusive culture is something that every employee has responsibility for. Ultimately, encouraging all aspects of diversity – including background and perspective – makes us a better place to work and a better, more resilient business.”

To learn more, visit the Catalyst website (

About Legg Mason
Guided by a mission of Investing to Improve Lives™, Legg Mason helps investors globally achieve better financial outcomes by expanding choice across investment strategies, vehicles and investor access through independent investment managers with diverse expertise in equity, fixed income, alternative and liquidity investments. Legg Mason’s assets under management are $758 billion as of March 31, 2019.To learn more, visit our website, our newsroom, or follow us on LinkedInTwitter, or Facebook.

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