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    Profiles in Disruption: Inspiration from India

    At a recent women’s leadership conference in Mumbai, Shrila Sarkar, who consults for Catalyst India WRC, had the opportunity to meet some incredible activists and role models who are making bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! Shrila introduces...

    November 26, 2014 by Shrila Sarkar

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    Dad: He’s Not the Babysitter

    How many of you have heard, “Oh is dad babysitting the kids today?” Or, “Isn’t it sweet that dad is spending time with the baby today at the park?” How many of you have seen dads get special looks or attention at the grocery store, at the playground, or at a restaurant? Or even better, receive...

    November 24, 2014 by Julie S. Nugent

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    Eight Crazy Unwritten Rules and How to Break Them

    Do you have some ridiculous “unwritten rules” running rampant in your organization?  You know, those rules which are not written down but seem to have taken on a life of their own?

    Here's our list of the top eight most outlandish unwritten rules which we've either experienced, seen or been...

    November 20, 2014 by Allyson Zimmermann

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    Change Is Just an ERG Away for Women in Tech

    Two years ago, my colleague Divija Alluri and I decided to take our Women’s Committee employee resource group (ERG) to the next level at our business and technology consulting firm, West Monroe Partners, which has rapidly evolved in just a few short years. We saw that the Women’s Committee...

    November 18, 2014 by Tory Paez

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    Mind the Gap: Why Feminism Needs Young Men

    As a 21-year-old male, it saddens me to say that young men don’t always get why gender equality for women is still an issue. With women often accounting for the majority of graduates at our colleges and universities, it’s not readily apparent why they wouldn’t advance as quickly as males...

    November 13, 2014 by Conrad Liveris

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    Women on Boards Series: My Value Proposition

    Last month we heard from Sandra Stuart’s board sponsor, Sarah E. Raiss, about what sets Sandra apart—and how you, too, can stand out from the crowd! This month, Sandra shares more of what she’s learned from Sarah about how to make yourself an attractive candidate for board service. In ad...

    November 11, 2014 by Sandra Stuart

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    Takeaways From Yale’s “Gender Rules” Conference

    If you’re a woman in academia, you probably don’t have time to ponder the complexities of balancing motherhood with the pursuit of tenure; once you find yourself with child, there’s not much to do but keep your head down, plow ahead on all fronts, and try to make it work.

    But we’ve known for...

    November 7, 2014 by Raina Lipsitz

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    Profiles in Disruption: Changing My Career—And My Life

    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...

    November 5, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Ask Deborah: What Advice Would You Give Your 30-Year-Old Self?

    Today we’re introducing a new column, Ask Deborah, to help readers get to know our President and CEO Deborah Gillis. Deborah was appointed CEO in January 2014. She is Catalyst’s fourth president in 52 years—and the first from outside of the United States (Deborah is Canadian). As a breast...

    November 3, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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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