Engaging Men

Gender equality is not just a women’s issue—men also lose out when workplaces are gender-biased. Catalyst’s ground-breaking research on men offers unique insights about men’s career experiences, how to engage them as full partners in creating gender-inclusive workplaces, and solutions rooted in a holistic understanding of how gender affects men’s and women’s behaviors and outcomes in the workplace.

  • Catalyst Event
    Catalyst Roundtable: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: Mumbai

    In conjunction with Dow Chemical, Catalyst hosted a roundtable surrounding our Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives research series. This event aimed to bring together male champions, D&I practitioners, HR representatives, and other interested individuals from Catalyst member organizations to...

    Date & Time:

    17 January 2014

    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


    Mumbai, India

  • Catalyzing
    When Women Dream Big, Men Win

    When I was in my twenties, people laughed when I told them that my husband would split everything with me 50-50, including housework. I saw judgment in their eyes when I said that I wasn’t going to stay home after having children—and even more judgment when I said that I wasn’t going to have...

    January 7, 2014 by Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD

  • Catalyst Event
    Engaging Men as Diversity Champions: Atlanta

    Catalyst believes that men have a critical role to play in diversity and inclusion efforts, especially initiatives to eliminate gender bias. Yet too often men are an untapped resource in such gender initiatives.

    Please join us for a breakfast and panel discussion exploring ways to engage men as...

    Date & Time:

    25 April 2014

    8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST



    1025 Lenox Park Blvd

    Atlanta, GA

  • Catalyzing
    Men Who Get It: Stepping Out to Success

    Want to climb the ladder to professional success? Try stepping outside of your comfort zone! As Doug Conant, retired President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company, once advised Campbell’s current CEO, Denise Morrison: “You’ve got to get out if you hope to get up…” His advice worked for Ms. Morrison: “I...

    December 12, 2013 by Doug Conant

  • Catalyzing
    Men Who Get It: Investing in Women’s Success

    What is stopping women from taking on (or being offered) the hot jobs they need to advance? For a woman colleague of Gerald Lema, Chairman and President, Japan, Baxter International Inc., and member of Catalyst’s Board of Directors, it was the thought of relocating her family from Australia to...

    December 6, 2013 by Gerald Lema

  • Catalyzing
    Fathers Are Parents, Too

    I’ve had the privilege of being an at-home dad for over eight years. It's a privilege because my wife and I are financially stable enough for me to work without a paycheck. It’s a privilege because I’ve been able to battle through my own internal conflicts, society's gender stereotypes, certain...

    November 21, 2013 by Matt Schneider

  • Speakers Bureau
    GROW: Leadership Summit: Gurgaon

    Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst, will provide remarks on the Catalyst research series Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives at the GROW: Leadership Summit. The event, which is hosted by Fluor, will take place Gurgaon, India.

    Date & Time:

    20 November 2013


    Gurgaon, India

  • Catalyzing
    Men Who Get It: Have You Checked Your Blind Spots?

    What’s the biggest obstacle working women face, according to Alistair Fraser, Vice President, Health, Shell International Ltd? “I could say the biggest obstacle to women’s advancement in the workplace is men, but that’s being a little bit simplistic, even for a man...”

    To learn more...

    November 15, 2013 by Alistair Fraser

  • Catalyzing
    Confessions of a Male Preschool Teacher

    As a 29-year-old man who works with very small children, I stand out.

    “You teach preschool?” people say when I tell them what I do for a living. They’re often as incredulous as if I’d told them I was a private investigator. When I visit my hometown of Buffalo, New York, my grandfather still...

    November 13, 2013 by Devin Lipsitz

  • Catalyzing
    Q&A with New Dad Anthony Mitchell

    Meet Senior Membership Manager Anthony Mitchell, who works for Catalyst in Atlanta, Georgia. Anthony and his wife, Huyen, had a baby in May and Anthony took advantage of Catalyst’s generous parental leave policy to spend a month and a half getting to know his new son, An. We recently sat down...

    November 11, 2013 by Anthony Mitchell