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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    Work Life Balance—Not Just for VIPs

    Work-life issues have been driving some big decisions in politics lately. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who is now Speaker of the House, made it clear that he will not give up family time in his new role. Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not run for President, in part because he and his...

    November 5, 2015 by Liz Brinkerhoff

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    Ask Deborah: What Is Catalyst’s “Expert Community” Doing to Increase Inclusion?

    Recently I kicked off Catalyst’s third in-person Expert Community event in Boston. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces—as well as a number of new faces—in the room, and to feel united in our shared commitment to building inclusive workplaces.  

    What is Catalyst’s Expert...

    November 2, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Why Women Don't Want to Work for You: An Open Letter to Management

    After reading an eye-opening recent Forbes article about Millennials, I decided “management” might appreciate another letter about some talent issues that seem equally difficult for many company leaders to comprehend.

    An Open Letter to Management:

    Score! You hired a high-potential, career...

    October 29, 2015 by Tory Paez

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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 27, 2015 by Catalyst

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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