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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    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

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    What If?

    The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrates champions who have made diversity and advancement of women a hallmark of their careers. In this week’s CanCon, Emily Pomeroy, chair of the 2012 nominating committee, shares some reasons that you should consider nominating a champion you know, or applying...

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    Celebrating Champions

    The annual Catalyst Canada Honours recognizes champions who advance women in their organizations, industries, and communities. Catalyst Canada's new Executive Director, Alex Johnston, shares her impressions of her first Catalyst Canada Honours in the guest post below. Congrats again to this year...

    November 5, 2012 by Alex Johnston

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    Welcome, Alex Johnston

    I’m excited to introduce Canadian members and friends of Catalyst to our new Executive Director, Alex Johnston. Alex will work with members and our Catalyst Canada team to shape a strategy for the continued growth and advancement of gender equity in Canadian business.

    I first met Alex about six...

    October 25, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Try Listening

    In this timely take on the United States election season, Catalyst’s Emily Cohen, Knowledge Management Librarian, argues that strength can be drawn from the differences that divide us—provided we respect our opponents first.  -Ilene H. Lang

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    As the United States presidential election...

    October 23, 2012 by Emily Cohen

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    Take 5: Pay Gap

    When women are paid less—just because they are women—the implication is that they are worth less. This is why closing the gender pay gap is among the most important fronts in our fight for equality in the workplace and beyond.

    But we can’t fix what we can’t see. Today’s Take 5 highlight...

    October 10, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    A Critical Mass

    The challenges women face in the workplace—gender stereotypes, unintended biases, sexism, and more—can’t be solved by women alone. That’s why Catalyst created MARC: Men Advocating Real Change.

    MARC is an online community created for men committed to achieving equality in the workplace....

    October 8, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Changing Times; Changing Needs

    When Canadian families sit down to Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, most of them will not consist of a mother, father, 2.5 children, and a dog catching the crumbs under the table.

    According to Statistics Canada’s recent 2011 Census of Population: Families, Households, Marital Status,...

    October 4, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Values in Motion

    It’s the nature of Catalyst’s business that we spend a lot of time in meetings, demonstrating our values with words. Words are important, and our daily currency. But those values—connect, engage, inspire, and impact—are also verbs.

    So it was especially fitting to demonstrate those values...

    September 25, 2012 by Deborah Gillis