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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    Champions, Indeed!

    What do RBC's Gordon M. Nixon, E&Y's Anne-Marie Hubert, and Deloitte Canada's Jane Allen have in common? All three understand the value of paying it forward to the next generation of up-and-coming leaders … and they’re all Catalyst Canada Honours 2012 Champions! In today’s cross-post, Deborah...

    June 18, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Champions, Indeed!

    Leadership is hard to define. But we know it when we see it.

    And one thing that sets apart great leaders is their belief that it is their responsibility to lift while they climb. By acting on that belief throughout their careers, the 2012 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions have “lifted” hundreds...

    June 18, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Fairy Godmothers, Not Queen Bees

    A core goal of Catalyst research is to build awareness by busting myths about the root causes of gender gaps in opportunity, leadership, and pay. Our newest report, High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay It Forward, hits the bull’s-eye! It sets the record straight about women helping other...

    June 12, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Making it Better

    Words matter.

    That’s one of the messages of a new “It Gets Better” video by TD Bank (featuring a sincere message from TD President and Chief Executive Officer and 2010 Catalyst Canada Honours Champion Ed Clark) in support of LGBT youth.

    As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month this June, we...

    June 7, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Pride at Work: LGBT

    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month in the United States and around the world, but the challenges facing LGBT employees warrant our attention year-round. In today’s guest post, Catalyst’s Julie S. Nugent and Alixandra Pollack give a snapshot of the legal...

    June 6, 2012 by Julie S. Nugent, Alixandra Pollack

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    From Intent to Impact

    Do the leaders in your company “walk the talk” to promote gender equality? In today's guest-post, Catalyst Advisory Services Director Candice Morgan offers advice for moving from good intentions to genuine impact - lessons drawn from our latest report, Women and Men in Capital Markets: An...

    May 31, 2012 by Candice Morgan

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    From Intent to Impact: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity

    In today’s CanCon, Catalyst Advisory Services Director Candice Morgan offers some advice for moving from good intentions to genuine impact on gender diversity. Based on research released today, Women and Men in Capital Markets: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity, Candice’s observations and...

    May 30, 2012 by Candice Morgan

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    Work-Life Asia: Going Local

    The talent crunch is real - and it's holding back innovation. Thirty-one percent of global CEOs polled in a recent survey said a shortage of talent has prevented their business from innovating effectively. In China, a staggering 54 percent of CEOs reported the same problem. The solution is clear:...

    May 24, 2012 by Laura Sabattini, PhD

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    Take 5: Working Women in Asia

    Women in Asia have made significant progress in the workplace in step with the region’s dynamic economic growth. But challenges still remain for women and their employers. In today’s Take 5, we look at the landscape for working women in Asia. And next week, we’ll hear from Laura Sabattini,...

    May 18, 2012 by Laura Sabattini, PhD

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    C This, Canada

    This week following Mother’s Day, we’re thinking about women in traditional and non-traditional roles. Mothers with jobs still also work more at home, despite the fact that many men are doing their fair share in the kitchen and nursery. But maybe change is coming. We take a look back with women...

    May 15, 2012 by Deborah Gillis