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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    Our 2014 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiatives Are Game-Changers

    As excitement about the winter Olympics (and, in the US, the Super Bowl) builds, I’ve been considering what it means to be a champion. What does it take for a good athlete to become great and go for the gold? How does a team go from winning a few games to winning the Super Bowl?

    I believe this...

    January 29, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Want to Improve Diversity? Take a Chance

    Diversity is all about opportunity. ...

    January 27, 2014 by Marc-André Blanchard

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    Men Who Get It: Making Diversity a Priority

    How can we break down barriers for women? By making diversity a priority and following through with practical solutions. Koen Van Neyghem, Regional Director EMEA, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS), says: “This cannot be the flavor of the day or the project of the month; this has to become really...

    January 22, 2014 by Koen Van Neyghem

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    Barriers Remain for Women of Color in the United States

    As someone who cares deeply about the career prospects and overall well-being of women of color, I’m frustrated that US businesses routinely overlook this vital demographic. As a group, “women of color” includes African-American women, Latinas, and Asian women—and, according to a recent...

    January 20, 2014 by Katherine Giscombe, PhD

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    Stand Out, Without Being Left Out

    A few weeks ago we found ourselves stopping for an after-work drink at a holiday happy hour in a local bar near our Wall Street office. As we mingled, we were asked the typical “So, what do you do?” While for many, this question might feel like a throwaway line, for us it carries a bit of weight....

    January 16, 2014 by Alixandra Pollack, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon

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    In India, Women in Tech Start Strong—Then Hit Barriers

    Stand at the entrance to one of India’s many technology company campuses or development centers at 8:30 a.m. on a weekday and watch the sea of humanity wash past you to get a sense of the size and impact of India’s technology sector. Employing millions of people and contributing a large...

    January 15, 2014 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Let’s change our language

    I was thrilled to be named a Catalyst Canada Honours Champion for 2013. Catalyst Canada does an amazing job of truly inspiring corporate Canada, and once again there was a huge A-list audience in attendance at the Catalyst Canada Honours dinner. The audience was clearly engaged and perhaps...

    January 9, 2014 by Colleen Johnston

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    When Women Dream Big, Men Win

    When I was in my twenties, people laughed when I told them that my husband would split everything with me 50-50, including housework. I saw judgment in their eyes when I said that I wasn’t going to stay home after having children—and even more judgment when I said that I wasn’t going to have...

    January 7, 2014 by Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon

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    A New Year—and a New Era for Women in Business

    Each new year brings the gift of a fresh start. For me, it’s always been a hopeful time, when anything and everything feels possible. So, as I begin my tenure as Catalyst’s new CEO, I want to share with you my most cherished hopes for 2014. I have a tough act to follow. Ilene Lang has been a...

    January 2, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Happy Holidays From Catalyst!

    Thank you for working with us toward another year of significant change for women and the workplace.

    Together, we are all Catalysts!

    December 24, 2013 by Catalyst