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.

  • Catalyzing

    You can’t be what you can’t see.

    That’s the takeaway message of a new documentary, Miss Representation, which premiered on Saturday in New York City. Featuring interviews with an array of female leaders—including Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, and Jane Fonda, among others...

    February 16, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Speak Up!

    Among the many insights shared at this week’s sold-out Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner (and I’ll be highlighting more on Catalyzing in the coming weeks), was this gem from Rhonda Joy McLean, Time Inc.’s Deputy General Counsel. “You better speak up for yourself, baby!” she told attendees...

    April 1, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    The Daughter Effect?

    Women earn, on average, 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man in the United States, with global percentages varying, but rarely better. Can having a daughter help close the gender pay gap, as some newspapers allege? In today’s guest post, Catalyst’s Jeanine Prime, Senior Director, Research,...

    May 27, 2011 by Jeanine Prime, PhD

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    The Root

    Let’s talk about sexism.

    Now I know the word “sexism” carries baggage. But no matter what you call it—gender bias, systemic inequity, inequality, or discrimination—the belief that a woman is not as capable as a man simply because she is a woman is at the root of many challenges we face....

    July 13, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Take 5: Why Men Should Care

    Seventy-four percent of the men we interviewed in our series, Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives, identified fear and apathy as barriers to supporting gender equality. In today’s Take 5, we look at reasons why men should care. Men have a lot to gain, and nothing to fear from equality. Here’s...

    February 7, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang, Jeanine Prime, PhD

  • Catalyzing
    Catalyzing Together

    A person who is a catalyst acts on the simple idea that women and men should have the same societal, economic, political, and life opportunities. You may be a CEO, middle manager, or new hire. It doesn’t matter—you can be a catalyst.

    This simple but powerful message ran through Catalyst’s...

    April 3, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Standing Up for Equality

    The Atlantic recently posed an important question to its readers: “Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex—as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy?” The magazine then published a range of responses,...

    April 24, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This

    Check out the latest buzz surrounding Men Advocating Real Change, plus new Catalyst research on Canadian capital markets and the benefits of paying it forward to the next generation of up-and-coming leaders. What well-worn myths did we bust this time? Find out below.


    Tipping the Scales for...

    June 28, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Why We Need to Bust the Myth of Meritocracy

    One by one, myths about women’s abilities and aspirations in the workplace have fallen by the wayside. Jeanine Prime, PhD, Vice President, Research, now busts one more. Sparked by a surprising comment made at a public forum, and informed by the findings of a recent Catalyst study, Jeanine...

    July 19, 2012 by Jeanine Prime, PhD

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    A Critical Mass

    The challenges women face in the workplace—gender stereotypes, unintended biases, sexism, and more—can’t be solved by women alone. That’s why Catalyst created MARC: Men Advocating Real Change.

    MARC is an online community created for men committed to achieving equality in the workplace....

    October 8, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang