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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    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

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    Profiles in Disruption: Fighting Segregation in Public Schools

    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...

    October 29, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Top Five Takeaways from Catalyst Connects, Pittsburgh Edition

    Ever hit a roadblock in your career and weren’t sure how to bounce back? Want to know how to set boundaries between work and play? Looking to make the most out of your mentor relationship?

    These were just some of the topics discussed at the October 14thCatalyst Connects session in Pittsburgh....

    October 27, 2014 by Brandee Sanders

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    Five Things STEM Companies Can Do to Attract and Retain Women

    Catalyst’s new report shows that the male-oriented culture of STEM industry companies is unwelcoming for women in all roles—whether they’re working on the tech side or the business side. But company cultures can be changed!

    1985 called. It wants its cause back.” Almost 30 years after IBM...

    October 23, 2014 by Anna Beninger

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    How Flex Worked for My Family

    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of travelling to Toronto to attend our annual Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner. After returning from my year-long parental leave this fall, I was eager to reconnect with my colleagues and member contacts as well as learn from the various...

    October 21, 2014 by Erin Leonty