Catalyst BlogCatalyzing is the Catalyst blog, bringing together and amplifying diverse voices that share Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyzing reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees, incorporating perspectives from our offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond. It also features non-Catalyst industry leaders, experts, and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives. Get the RSS feed.

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    A Path Forward for Women’s Rights

    These are challenging times for women, but there’s also renewed momentum for change. 

    February 8, 2017 by Deborah Gillis

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    Thank you, Rockefeller Foundation for Supporting the Catalyst Women On Board™ US Initiative

    The Rockefeller Foundation has granted Catalyst $100,000 to expand our Catalyst Women On Board™ initiative throughout the United States. This generous support will help Catalyst shine a light on the lagging representation of women on boards and throughout executive ranks—which is widely recognized as a global economic imperative—as well as showcase a solution.

    January 27, 2017 by Brande Stellings, JD

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    5 Communication Skills Everyone Needs

    It’s getting harder and harder to talk with people, especially people who are different from you. How can we bridge those divides and start those conversations? 

    January 25, 2017 by Amelia Costigan

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    10 Big Issues Women Face at Work and What Leaders Can Do to Help

    Women continue to encounter challenges when it comes to advancing in the workplace—and in many facets of society. This is why Catalyst, on the heels (no pun intended!) of the Women’s March on Washington, is highlighting 10 important issues that are fundamental to women who are trying to...

    January 19, 2017 by Catalyst

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    Become a Better Leader by Knowing More About Your Employees

    Getting to know the employees you work with each day both professionally and personally is key. Once you understand their backgrounds, work habits, and individual personalities, you’ll be better equipped to lead them. 

    January 6, 2017 by Jessica Thiefels

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    What Are You Thankful for This year?

    My optimism is fueled by an important shift that I have observed in leaders everywhere—instead of asking “why” diversity and inclusion matters, leaders from all walks of life and business have been asking “how” we can build more inclusive workplaces.

    December 19, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

    Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. 

    December 9, 2016 by Victor G. Dodig

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    Closing the STEM Gender Gap

    Catalyst has concrete, high-impact strategies for transforming male-dominated cultures to successfully attract, advance, and retain women. 

    December 5, 2016 by Anna Beninger

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    How Employees Can Transform Their Workplaces: Stop the Single Story

    Single stories, which are incomplete and limiting narratives that we tell about others, can perpetuate workplace bias and politics. 

    October 31, 2016 by Tory Paez

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    The Politics of Women in Leadership

    It’s no secret that women face barriers on their way to the top. The good news? Many or even most of these barriers in the workplace are unintended. The bad news? Many people don’t even realize they are inherently biased, which is what can create these barriers in the first place.

    October 25, 2016 by Deborah Gillis