Catalyzing

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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    Seven Disruptive Halloween Costumes

    Halloween has been my favorite holiday since I was as a kid. A night filled with free candy, original costumes, and terrifying haunted houses—what’s not to like? The holiday gives you the freedom to completely transform into whoever you choose to be. As I have grown older, I have begun to use...

    October 30, 2014 by Tory Paez

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    Profiles in Disruption: Fighting Segregation in Public Schools

    Catalyst’s new #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! It’s also about showcasing how others are doing this in their lives and their companies.

    Each and...

    October 29, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Top Five Takeaways from Catalyst Connects, Pittsburgh Edition

    Ever hit a roadblock in your career and weren’t sure how to bounce back? Want to know how to set boundaries between work and play? Looking to make the most out of your mentor relationship?

    These were just some of the topics discussed at the October 14thCatalyst Connects session in Pittsburgh....

    October 27, 2014 by Brandee Sanders

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    Five Things STEM Companies Can Do to Attract and Retain Women

    Catalyst’s new report shows that the male-oriented culture of STEM industry companies is unwelcoming for women in all roles—whether they’re working on the tech side or the business side. But company cultures can be changed!

    1985 called. It wants its cause back.” Almost 30 years after IBM...

    October 23, 2014 by Anna Beninger

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    How Flex Worked for My Family

    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of travelling to Toronto to attend our annual Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner. After returning from my year-long parental leave this fall, I was eager to reconnect with my colleagues and member contacts as well as learn from the various...

    October 21, 2014 by Erin Leonty

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    Profiles in Disruption: When Women Outnumber Men

    Catalyst’s new #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! It’s also about showcasing how others are doing this in their lives and their companies.

    Each and...

    October 20, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Profiles in Disruption: Look Who’s Saying NO to the Status Quo!

    Catalyst’s new #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! It’s also about showcasing how others are doing this in their lives and their companies.

    Each and...

    October 16, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Want to Make Change? Speak Up!

    Back in my days as a Catalyst Research Fellow, I had the opportunity to research and write about topics that motivated and inspired me. I was able to work with people who understood that a disruption to the way we’ve been doing things is needed for women to make progress in the workplace—and who...

    October 14, 2014 by Courtney Walsh

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    Canada on the Cusp

    My hometown of Toronto is now the most multicultural city in the world. People from every part of the globe choose to make their homes here. As I watch my three young children form friendships with kids from a wide range of ethno-cultural backgrounds, I see the benefits of this extraordinary...

    October 8, 2014 by Alex Johnston

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    Quiz: Which Celebrity Feminist Are You?

    How would you express your feminism? A) By penning a song.

    B) Through telling a sarcastic joke in 140 characters on Twitter.

    C) Bringing it to the silver screen through writing and producing a television series that addresses everyday issues faced by women.

    D) Delivering a speech at an event...

    October 6, 2014 by Brandee Sanders