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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    Meet Our 2015 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions!

    The Catalyst Canada Honours annually recognizes leaders who accelerate progress for women in Canadian business through inclusion. Recognizing that inclusive workplaces are good for business, these exceptional individuals serve as powerful role models for corporate Canada.

    Please join us at our...

    October 22, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Women and the Masks We Wear: Striving for Success

    “We wear the mask that grins and lies,

    It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,—

    This debt we pay to human guile;

    With torn and bleeding hearts we smile…”

    -Paul Laurence Dunbar

    As a researcher, professor, and diversity consultant who has spent my career collecting the stories of professional...

    October 20, 2015 by Atira Charles, PhD

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    Rising to the Top: The Importance of Resources for Women of Color

    If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be “resourceful.” At an early age, I quickly learned that locating and securing resources was an important part of navigating life. My mother constantly praised my ability to figure things out on my own. Whether it was reading a book about...

    October 15, 2015 by Courtney McCluney

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    Four Leaders Who Exemplify Inclusive Leadership

    At Catalyst we often talk about the four behaviors our global research has linked to inclusion: empowerment, accountability, courage, and humility—or, as we like to call them, “EACH,” as in “each and every one of us” has the power to develop these traits!

    The best leaders know it takes...

    October 13, 2015 by Raina Lipsitz

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    Work-Life “Balance” Got You Down?

    You didn’t hear your alarm go off and woke up late for work. You’re scrambling to get your first grader ready for school, feed the dog, reschedule a meeting with an important client, and get your recycling out to the curb, when your babysitter calls—he’s sick and won’t be able to care for your...

    October 7, 2015 by Liz Mulligan-Ferry

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    Ask Deborah: What’s Catalyst Doing for Women Around the World?

    Recently I traveled to Australia, Japan, and India on behalf of Catalyst. Every time I visit a new country, my understanding of the challenges working women face grows—and so does my optimism about the level of attention paid to these issues and the opportunities for progress. 

    My travels began...

    October 5, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    The Things We Cannot See: Changing What We Think, Want and Believe When It Comes to Girls and Power

    Although women have made strides in the realm of business, there still is a lot of work to be done in efforts to get them in leadership positions. Changing the face of leadership and combating gender bias begins by inspiring and empowering girls at a young age. Rachel Simmons, Girls Leadership Co...

    October 2, 2015 by Rachel Simmons

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    Three Women Who Are Changing the Face of Leadership in Men’s Sports

    In 1996, actress Rhea Perlman starred as Phyllis Saroka in Sunset Park, a film about a woman who coached a boy’s high school basketball team from a decrepit area in Brooklyn and led them to a city championship. Twenty years later, it is still unusual for a woman to guide a men’s team. Although...

    September 24, 2015 by Brandee Sanders

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    Five Ways to Make India Inc. More Inclusive of Women

    This post originally appeared on September 11, 2015, in the India edition of The Huffington Post:

    It is a good time to be a diversity and inclusion (D&I) professional in India today—there is a surge in...

    September 22, 2015 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Profiles in Disruption: Inspiring Women to Get Their MBA

    Catalyst’s #DisruptTheDefault campaign is acall to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! And our Profiles in Disruption blogs showcase how others are doing this in their lives and their companies...

    September 17, 2015 by Erika James