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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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Claudia Brind-Woody

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

    Meet: Claudia Brind-Woody, Vice-President and Managing Director of Intellectual Property Licensing, IBM, United Kingdom.

     From courtside...

    August 27, 2013 by Catalyst

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Cecy Kuruvilla

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields. This week, the spotlight is on Cecy Kuruvilla, Global DirectorLeadership Development/Diversity,

    Sodexo Remote Sites & Asia-Australia...

    August 23, 2013 by Catalyst

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    Making the Case for Flexibility, One Manager at a Time

    “Changing Workplaces Changing Lives” is a great goal and mission, and it certainly helps one get out of bed in the morning. But as someone working in research—Catalyst’s “behind the scenes” side—I can tell you I’m not always on the front lines when it comes to seeing that change in action....

    August 21, 2013 by Emily Cohen

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Fang Lee Cooke

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields. This week, the spotlight is on Fang Lee Cooke, Professor of Human Resource Management and Asia Studies at Monash University, Melbourne,...

    August 19, 2013 by Catalyst

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    As India Celebrates 67 Years of Independence, Women Demand Freedom of Their Own

    Following a recent brutal string of sexual attacks on both local women and Western tourists, many are wondering: is India safe for women to visit—or live in?

    Women traveling alone in India are typically given a long list of “dos” and “don’ts.” Whether in a large city or a small town, we are...

    August 15, 2013 by Nikki Lamba

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    Talent Management Across Cultures: The GIST of It, Part 3

    For the final installment of our three-part series, Catalyst’s Global Issues Specialty Team (GIST) invited three cross-cultural experts to discuss dimensions of diversity. In Part 1, we asked our experts to share how business managers can successfully adapt when working in another culture. In...

    August 14, 2013 by Catalyst’s Global Issues Specialty Team

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    Crossing Cultures: The GIST of It, Part 2

    The goal of Catalyst’s Global Issues Specialty Team (GIST) is to understand culture, nationality, and other dimensions of diversity—and how they can impact business and working relationships.

    In the second blog in our three-part series on Catalyst’s GIST, we’ve invited three cross-cultural...

    August 13, 2013 by Catalyst’s Global Issues Specialty Team

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    Adapting to Difference: The GIST of It, Part 1

    Diversity in the workplace should not be limited to gender; rather, it should envelop all aspects of a person, including his or her race, culture, and national identity. Understanding these other dimensions of diversity—and how they can impact business and working relationships—is the goal of...

    August 12, 2013 by Catalyst’s Global Issues Specialty Team

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    Why Canadian Companies Should Make it Easier for Dad to Stay Home, Too

    When their second daughter was born, two years after the first, Laura and Paul* decided they would both take leave to care for their children. Laura took maternity leave for the first six months.

    For the next four months, Dad took over. Paul cared for his infant daughter, encouraged the...

    August 7, 2013 by Donna McCready

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    Benevolent Sexism: The Real Barrier Holding Women Back

    Is sexism less harmful than other “isms”? Read Catalyst President & CEO Ilene H. Lang’s insightful editorial, which ran in today’s issue of the British newspaper The Guardian—and let us know what you think in the comments section!

    Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the R&A, which...

    August 6, 2013 by Ilene H. Lang