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. 

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    Are You a Catalyst? Getting Ready to Make Change in the New Year

    Nearly every culture on earth marks the beginning of a new year, albeit at different times. Like so many people around the world, we here at Catalyst are preparing to ring in a new year this January. We are busy embracing an exciting future—broadening our global impact while leveraging the...

    December 24, 2012 by Catalyst

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    Getting Past Stuck: Canadian Style

    Sometimes the stubborn lack of movement in statistics on women’s participation at senior levels of corporate Canada makes it feel as though we’re stuck. It’s encouraging when 600-plus business leaders gather to celebrate champions of women’s advancement at The Catalyst Canada Honours. And...

    December 20, 2012 by Alex Johnston

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    Europe: Time to Get Women on Board

    This has been a tumultuous year in Europe: an economic crisis, growing hardship, and a fiercely unstable workplace as organizations struggle to adapt. And yet, what has been noteworthy is the degree to which the issue of women’s dismal board representation has been catapulted into the spotlight....

    December 18, 2012 by Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

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    Look and Lead in India Inc.

    At a 2012 World Economic Forum session entitled, “Changing Mindsets: India’s Missing Women,” The Wall Street Journal noted that “there weren’t many minds present.” Only 100 people attended the session, which was held in a room large enough for 1000. The session title aptly captures the...

    December 14, 2012 by Deepali Bagati

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    Get on Board: Just Add One

    Around the world, everyone is talking about women on corporate boards, but the talk hasn’t led to change in the United States. For the seventh year in a row, Catalyst prepared the same headline for the release of our annual Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors: women’s...

    December 11, 2012 by Brande Stellings, JD

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    Welcome to Catalyzing

    Many voices—one vision. Welcome to Catalyzing 2.0!

    Catalyst has offices on three continents and more than 500 global member organizations, and workplace equality can mean something different in each region in which we operate. In India, a safe ride home from the office late at night can be an...

    December 5, 2012 by Catalyst

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    Changes Ahead!

    We launched Catalyzing in February 2010 to track news, emerging research, and debates about women and business, and also to give me an opportunity to share my own views on the challenges women face in the workplace. After nearly three years—and more than 150 blog posts—I’m excited to announce a...

    November 29, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Top Women Lose Out on “Hot Jobs”

    It's not just leading projects that matters for career advancement. It's leading the right projects.

    We’ve been following the careers of MBA grads from around the world, and Catalyst’s new report, Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution?, the latest in our Promise of Future Leadership project, ...

    November 28, 2012 by Christine Silva

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    The Future of CanCon

    About two and half years ago, I launched CanCon to extend the conversation about gender equality in Canada and to share some of my thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the change (or lack of change) in our workplaces. More than 100 blog posts later, I’m delighted to announce an exciting next...

    November 27, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    The Catalyst Canada Honours

    I always look forward to The Catalyst Canada Honours as one of the high points of the year. But the energy and commitment of the business leaders who attended the conference and dinner this year surpassed my expectations. This year’s Catalyst Canada Honours included a half-day conference to...

    November 21, 2012 by Deborah Gillis