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June 28, 2012At Catalyst, we pride ourselves on the quality of our research. Our confidence in its relevance in the Canadian (and global) workplace has been reinforced by the serious attention it’s been receiving over the past several weeks.

Women in Capital Markets

First, Women and Men in Capital Markets: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity identified some of the causes of gender inequity in the highly competitive capital markets sector, and offered some practical advice to improve the effectiveness of corporate diversity initiatives.

READ: “Four Issues Holding Back Women in Capital Markets: Report” by Wallace Immen, The Globe and Mail, May 30, 2012.

READ: “Why This Group Threw the Book at Bay Street” by Dana Flavelle,, May 30, 2012. READ: “Canada’s Banks Miss Profits Overlooking Women Group Says” by Sean B. Pasternak, Bloomberg Businessweek, May 30, 2012.

READ: “8 Ways Women Can Advance in Capital Markets” by Martha Porado,, June 26, 2012.

Leaders Pay It Forward Catalyst research on sponsorship in the workplace confirmed two things: both men and women sponsors enjoy financial rewards and career advancement, in addition to personal satisfaction, and the “queen bee” really is a myth. Both of those findings received significant media attention in the days following the release of the report.

READ: “Mentoring Others Pays Off, Study Shows” by Emmanuelle Smith, Financial Times, June 14, 2012.

READ: “How Much Do Women Really Help Other Women in the Workplace?” by Jena McGregor, The Washington Post, June 15, 2012.

READ: “The Real Buzz About the ‘Queen Bee’ Syndrome” by Leah Eichler, The Globe and Mail, June 15, 2012.

READ: “Debunking the 'Queen Bee' Stereotype of the Modern Career WomanWorld News Australia, June 20, 2012.

READ: “Women Do Help Each Other Advance in WorkplaceThe Times of India, June 14, 2012.

READ: “Does Queen Bee Syndrome Really Exist? New Study Says Women DO Help Each Other Advance in the Workplace” by Olivia Fleming, The Daily Mail, June 13, 2012

READ: Huffington Post, InAmerica CNN, Jezebel, NPR Morning Edition, Forbes, ABC15, Hindustan Business Line, The Grindstone, Career Women Coaching, PayScale

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The Catalyst Canada Honours

And, on June 18, we announced The Catalyst Canada Honours 2012 Champions. Once again this year, our Champions are outstanding examples of business leaders who share a commitment to the advancement of women, and the integrity to act on that commitment. Congratulations!

READ: “Catalyst Announces The Catalyst Canada Honours 2012 Champions of Women in BusinessYahoo Finance, June 18, 2012.

READ: “RBC’s Gord Nixon to Receive 2012 Catalyst Canada Honour for Championing Women in Business Canada NewsWire, June 18, 2012.

READ: “Anne Marie Hubert a True ‘Champion of Women’” by Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions, Reliable Sources, June 20, 2012.

And One to Pull Them All Together

2012 Catalyst Canada Honours Champion Gordon Nixon, who has been a sponsor and champion of the advancement of women throughout his career, talks about women in banking and capital markets.

READ: “Canada Banks Shed Locker-Room Mentality, RBC’s Nixon Says” by Doug Alexander and Sean B. Pasternak,, June 20, 2012.  

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