Catalyst BlogCatalyzing 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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    When Women Lead, Companies Win

    In keeping with this month’s focus on male champions for women in the workplace, we’re pleased to share some keen insights from Dino E. Robusto, Executive Vice President and President of Personal Lines and Claims, The Chubb Corporation. Mr. Robusto is an outstanding corporate leader and a...

    September 30, 2013 by Dino E. Robusto

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    The World Is Changing—and so Should Corporate Boards

    One of the advantages of attending a small college is that there is a real sense of community. As a freshman (and a foreign student two thousand miles away from home in a small US town), I frequently had casual discussions and sometimes even lunch with the president of my college. For me, that...

    September 27, 2013 by Rima K. Matsumoto

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    Men Who Get It: Breaking Barriers for Women

    “I believe the biggest obstacle to the advancement of women is the assumption that women don’t possess the same leadership qualities as [men do],” says millennial Bryant Daley, Budget Analyst at Forest Laboratories, Inc. Men who “get it” can help break barriers for women.


    More “Men...

    September 25, 2013 by Bryant Daley

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    Men Who Get It Spotlight: Jayakanthan M

    Welcome to the first in our series of “Men Who Get It” profiles, designed to showcase male executives and experts who act as Catalysts for change by advancing women in the workplace. This week, the spotlight is on Jayakanthan M, Head of Talent & Development and Diversity & Inclusion, Global...

    September 23, 2013 by Catalyst

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    Men Who Get It: Talking About Tough Topics

    “No matter what is going on for me, and no matter who I am, [it’s important that] there’s an avenue for having conversations about difficult topics,” says Joan Buccigrossi, PhD, Director of Global Inclusion & Engagement at Rockwell Automation. Dialogue is key to creating an organization...

    September 17, 2013 by Joan Buccigrossi, PhD

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Caterina Meier-Pfister

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Caterina Meier-Pfister, Executive Director, UN Women National Committee, Zurich, Switzerland

    My role models: My Swiss Italian...

    September 12, 2013 by Catalyst

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    Why Business Needs Women—and Women Need Male Allies

    In keeping with this month’s focus on “Men Who Get It” (male champions who are making change for women in the workplace), we’re pleased to share some words of wisdom from Jim Turley, retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (EY), and Honorary Director and former Chair of Catalyst’s Board of...

    September 9, 2013 by Jim Turley

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    The Power of “Men”tors

    Born in India, and currently based there, Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD, a Research Manager at Catalyst, has always considered male champions key to her professional success.

    I’ve been fortunate to have encountered a number of men throughout my professional life who not only recognized my talents, but...

    September 6, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Men Who Get It: Talk Leads to Action

    Catalyst’s new study, Anatomy of Change: How Inclusive Cultures Evolve , follows the progress of Rockwell Automation as the traditionally male-oriented company strives to become more inclusive for women and minorities. “Change only becomes possible when leaders are courageous and skilled enough...

    September 4, 2013 by Jeff McGee

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    Equal Pay? Not in Canada, You Say?

    We’re all familiar with the numbers.

    Despite being among the best educated in the world, Canadian women have experienced a glacial rate of progress toward equal pay cheques. A recent Conference Board of Canada report placed Canada’s gender pay gap at nearly 20%—meaning that Canadian women earn...

    August 30, 2013 by Alex Johnston