Catalyzing 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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    Top 7 Quotables From Our Catalyst Connects Series

    No career journey has ever followed a straight path; there are often unexpected twists and turns. Whether it’s deciding to make a complete career change, trying to balance your professional and personal lives, or figuring out how to advance within your organization, the road to success is far...

    January 22, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Millennial Voices: Keeping the Dream Alive

    In January 1993, my 10-year-old self stood humbly on the stage in my school's auditorium as a medal was placed around my neck. I was the 5th grade recipient of the Keeping the Dream Alive award (presumably for being a good student and a bit of a teacher’s pet), and I received the medal during my...

    January 19, 2015 by Alliah Agostini Livingstone

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    Women on Boards Series: Make Your Board Resume Stand Out From the Crowd

    In November we heard from Sarah Raiss’s Women On Board® mentee, Sandra Stuart, about identifying your board value proposition. This month, Sarah tells us more of what she’s learned, and what she’s sharing with Sandra about how crucial it is to make your board resume stand out from the crowd....

    January 15, 2015 by Sarah E. Raiss

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    Disrupting The Default: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

    Catalyst releases its annual Census of women in business every winter. This year, we tried something new: our first-ever global census of women board directors.

    Why focus on boards? Because gender diversity on corporate boards—or the lack thereof—is a hot topic around the world, and decades of...

    January 13, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Tips for Staying Healthy at Work in the New Year

    It seems like just yesterday when I couldn’t care less about my diet, how much I exercised, or how late I stayed out because no matter what, I could still function properly at work (ah, youth!). But recently I’ve become more conscious of how my body and mind respond to how I take care of...

    January 7, 2015 by Jean Choi

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    Ask Deborah: What’s the Most Important Lesson You’ve Learned in Your First Year on the Job?

    Our President & Chief Executive Officer Deborah Gillis is the fourth President in our 52-year history, the first from outside of the United States, and the first internal successor to the office. Deborah ascended from COO to CEO of Catalyst in January 2014. In this month’s Ask Deborah, a column...

    January 5, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    #DisruptTheDefault: Catalyst’s Top Disruptors of the Year

    This year at Catalyst we’ve been talking lots about the concept of disruption. But what truly defines a disruptor? Disruption is the art of challenging the status quo and taking bold action to create change for women and men. 

    To celebrate those who are making impact, we’ve compiled a list of...

    December 30, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Happy Holidays From Catalyst!

    We thank you for working with us toward another year of significant change for women and the workplace and we look forward to igniting more change in the New Year! Happy Holidays!

    December 24, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Need a Gift For a Girl? Think Outside the (Gender) Box!

    I almost made a huge mistake.

    My friend’s daughter Stella is about to turn 11. On a recent visit with her family, I chatted with this delightful kid about school, what she’s been reading, and what she’s into lately. She talked with excitement about her friends, swimming, and an anatomy unit at...

    December 18, 2014 by Emily V. Troiano

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    Millennial Voices: The View From My Path

    My best friend is beautiful; she has doe eyes and wild, curly hair. She is poised, thoughtful, and laughs at everything I say, which makes me think I'm funny, and is probably the reason I forced my friendship on her in the first place.

    My best friend has a creative job in a fantastic city and a...

    December 16, 2014 by Anne Trencher