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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    Part 2: What Does Having It All Mean to You?

    Yesterday we heard from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her.

    Below, in part two of this series on “having it all,” we hear from some of Krista’s colleagues, friends, and relatives. Tune in tomo...

    September 25, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Part 1: Having It All Means Appreciating All You Have

    Today we’ll hear from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her. Krista took the initiative not only to share her own compelling story, but to interview dozens of colleagues, friends, and relatives as well....

    September 24, 2014 by Krista Brookman

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    Raising My Son to Be a Respectful Man: The Day We Threw Ray Rice in the Garbage

    My ex-husband and I split up five years ago, when my son was just shy of four. The reasons were varied, but one was definitely his lack of support and often sexist ideology. And while we have joint custody, I’m doing my best to influence my son, now nine, in how to treat and respect women. I’m a...

    September 22, 2014 by Danielle Hughes

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Ruchika Bhaskar Sethi, EY Global Delivery Network, Director—Talent Team

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Ruchika Bhaskar Sethi, EY Global Delivery Network, Director—Talent Team

    Early influences: My...

    September 18, 2014 by Catalyst

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    How to Grow an Astronaut

    Recently I attended a panel moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. You may know Tyson from his successful television series, Cosmos, or his two-word summation of the scientific method: “Challenge everything.” The panel members were all experts...

    September 16, 2014 by Jeff Barth

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    Three Continents, Four Kids, and Five Tips for Women in the Workplace

    I define my career by BC (Before Children) and AC (After Children).

    BC I was a high-flying talent (so I was told). I burned through the rungs at Deloitte in the UK and quickly became a manager. I then moved to Sydney and joined Ernst & Young. I was put through my paces, and at 30 years old and...

    September 12, 2014 by Celia Evans

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    Focusing on the Plus in “50+”

    I keep hearing people say 50 is the new 40 or the new 30. While that’s a nice sentiment, as someone over 50, I’m not so sure I agree.

    For one, we face distinct challenges and have different goals than people in their 30s and 40s. But even so, life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. I know...

    September 9, 2014 by Jo Ann Jenkins

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    Women On Boards Series: What My Mentee is Doing Right—And You Can Too!

    Last month we introduced you to prospective board member Sandra Stuart. This month Sandra’s board sponsor, Sarah E. Raiss, explains what sets Sandra apart—and how you, too, can stand out from the crowd!

    I am so pleased for this chance to talk about my wonderful Women On Board® mentee, Sandr...

    September 4, 2014 by Sarah E. Raiss

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    In Today’s Japan, Fathers Are Beginning to Do Their Part

    Recently, I was back home in my native Japan—I currently live and work in the United States—catching up with family and friends. I hadn’t seen some of my friends in seven years, so I was obviously looking forward to spending time with them. But having recently worked on Catalyst’s The...

    September 2, 2014 by Makiko Ishizawa

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    Requiem for a Champion: Remembering Purdy Crawford

    In 1951 a Reverend Alfred Henry Tyrer penned a book for women full of advice on how to keep their men happy. Tidbits included when to speak, what to cook, and what to wear. Little gems of wisdom—each and every one.

    About that same time, another man—Purdy Crawford—was beginning his law career...

    August 27, 2014 by Alex Johnston