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
    Men Who Get It: Breaking Barriers With Flexibility

    Why are flexible workplaces so important? “Growing up in a one-parent family, I saw at first hand the negative impact that an employer’s rigid approach around how my mother worked held my mother back in terms of her career and her aspirations…and the strains and stresses it caused on us as a...

    February 25, 2014 by Stephen Ingledew

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    Men Who Get It: Successful Teams Embrace Diversity

    Why is it important to advance more women to leadership positions? Because, says Guy Outen, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Portfolio & Planning, Shell International Ltd., “Winning and successful teams are made up of people who are not all the same but frankly are from all different...

    February 18, 2014 by Guy Outen

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    Four Barriers We’d LOVE to Bust!

    What do Catalyst staffers want for Valentine’s Day? Forget about chocolate and flowers! For us, the best gift would be a workforce where women around the world can contribute fully, get paid equitably, and have the same opportunities as men to lead.

    To get there, we have to continue our efforts...

    February 13, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Demystifying the Male Advocate (Hint: It's Not All About My Mom)

    Recently, tech writer Milo Yiannopoulos wrote a post in which he claimed that "the women in tech experiment has been a disaster." It included a line that I found rather odd: "I do find male women in tech activists deeply mystifying." 

    While this certainly prompted ire from smart women, I'm not...

    February 10, 2014 by Matt Wallaert

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    Attention, Companies: Don Draper’s Days Are Numbered

    The US President said many things in his State of the Union address on Tuesday. But it was his impassioned plea for workplace equality that really stood out to me, as Catalyst’s President & CEO:

    Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man...

    February 3, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Want to Improve Diversity? Take a Chance

    Diversity is all about opportunity. ...

    January 27, 2014 by Marc-André Blanchard

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    Men Who Get It: Making Diversity a Priority

    How can we break down barriers for women? By making diversity a priority and following through with practical solutions. Koen Van Neyghem, Regional Director EMEA, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), says: “This cannot be the flavor of the day or the project of the month; this has to become really...

    January 22, 2014 by Koen Van Neyghem

  • 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

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    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