Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

We all have multiple identities that affect our life experiences, how we perceive the world around us, and how we are perceived by others. Our gender, race, and ethnicity intersect to shape the opportunities and challenges we face at work. Acknowledging and addressing this reality is key to creating inclusive workplaces.

  • Navigate work-life issues by learning about flexible work arrangements and health and family topics. 

  • Find a community of like-minded professionals that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

  • Learn about the pay gap and develop strategies for effective salary negotiation and personal finances.

  • Cultivate your skills through training programs, coaching, counseling, and mentoring.

  • Find an inclusive workplace.

  • Launch (or advance) your career by gaining an education and securing financial aid.

  • This toolkit identifies organizations and resources that may be helpful for a professional at any career stage: from getting an education, to finding a job, to landing a spot on a corporate board.

  • Catalyzing
    No, Black Women Still Don’t Earn the Same as Their White Peers. Here's Why.

    Can Black women’s earnings ever catch up to the earnings of white men and women? It’s an unbelievable question to still be asking in 2017 and, most appropriately, on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day (July 31). Even more, it’s remarkable to be questioning the state of Black women’s earnings given their educational achievements in recent decades: the number of Black women in the United States attaining bachelor’s degrees spiked in the 1990s and continues to increase each year.

    July 31, 2017 by Tia T. Gordon

  • Catalyzing
    Becoming An Authentic Leader: A Toolbox for Professionals of Color

    Authentic leadership can be a powerful inner resource as a toolbox for all leaders. By leading “authentically” from within, leaders can promote their values, provide vision, and engender confidence from their superiors, peers, and direct reports. Accessing and expressing an inner roadmap to authenticity can be a complex landscape for leaders of color to navigate. This article explores that landscape and provides a guide for navigating it. 

    June 20, 2017 by Kim C. D’Abreu

  • Catalyst Event
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    Catalyst Canada Honours Conference 2017

    Whether you’re an experienced leader or an up and coming high potential employee, the Catalyst Canada Honours Conference promises to inspire, motivate, and give you the practical tools and advice you need to champion workplace inclusion.

    Date & Time:
    6 November 2017
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
    Location:
    Fairmont Royal York Hotel
    Imperial Room
    100 Front Street West
    Toronto, ON
    Canada