Women in Leadership

High-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers, in terms of both career progression and pay, even though they employ career management strategies similar to men’s. Organizations that neglect this critical talent-management issue risk lagging their competitors in attracting, developing, and retaining the best candidates to serve as the next generation of leaders.

  • Female CEOs Make Room for Female Directors

    Catalyst's The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards (2004–2008) and studies from Why Diversity Matters are mentioned in this piece about women CEOs often having more women directors.

    The Wall Street Journal, by Joann S. Lublin

  • Allina Health appoints first female and doctor CEO in its history

    This piece about leading Minnesota healthcare provider Allina Health's appointment of its first female and physician chief executive in its 20-year history mentions Catalyst's Women CEOs of the Fortune 1000.

    Bring Me The News, by Adam Uren

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    Infographic: Women On Board: A Catalyst Initiative

    Women On Board is a Catalyst initiative that promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards by pairing candidates with mentors and champions.

    Date: November 10, 2014
    Region: Canada
  • Women and Power: Seven Ways Successful Women Survive

    Catalyst's The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership: Damned if You Do, Doomed if You Don’t is mentioned in this articles discussing seven ways successful women survive in the financial industry.

    American Banker, by Davia Temin

  • C-Suite Women Serve Up Advice for Budding Entrepreneurs

    2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Executive Officers and Top Earners is cited in this piece about advice women in the C-suite would share with budding entrepreneurs.

    Entrepreneur, by Jeffrey Hayzlett

  • 4 ways to climb the ladder – it’s not what you think

    The 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 is cited in this article giving advice to women with career goal of a C-suite role.

    MarketWatch, by Jennifer Openshaw

  • WB to look at ways to get women in the boardroom

    Alex Johnston, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada, is quoted in this piece about the new requirement of publicly traded companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange to explain how they're recruiting women to their boards and executive positions.

    Pique, by Alison Taylor

  • Why are so few women even on the business side of tech companies?

    Anna Beninger, Director, Research, is quoted in this piece about the findings of Catalyst's High Potentials in Tech- Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles.

    The Washington Post, by Brigid Schulte and Jena McGregor

  • The Male-Dominated Culture of Business in Tech Is Not Great for Women

    This article about the male-dominated culture of the tech industry highlights Catalyst's High Potentials in Tech- Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles and also mentions Catalyst's Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement.

    Slate, by Jessica Grose