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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    Ask a Catalyst Expert: We’re Ready to Diversify Our Workplace—Where Do We Start?

    Where should you look for insight and direction related to diversity and inclusion efforts? Inside your own organization!

    July 22, 2014 by Deborah Campbell

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Vaishali Kasture

    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: Vaishali Kasture, Managing Director, Operations Division, Goldman Sachs, Bangalore, India

    My first mentor: My father was my most...

    July 17, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Women Need to Discuss and Learn From Mistakes—Not Avoid Them

    Successful women’s resistance to talking about mistakes first struck me a couple of years ago, as I watched Hillary Clinton introduce a panel of top female leaders in government. The panelists sat on a brightly lit stage in a Washington, DC conference room packed with students from women’s...

    July 15, 2014 by Jessica Bacal

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    You Know What They Say About Assumptions…

    You know when you are completely on edge, awaiting an important call from an extremely busy doctor, and your family and friends keep calling and texting and emailing and IMing to ask, “Did you hear from your doctor?”

    You are nervously awaiting the results of your potentially life-changing MRI...

    July 11, 2014 by Cheryl Yanek

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    Practices May Not Make Perfect, But Good Ones Improve Lives

    Let’s talk about career development and talent management.

    Did your eyes just start to glaze over? These are topics that often sound great in theory—who doesn’t want to learn new things and get ahead in her career?—but can become dry and boring depending on how we talk about them.


    July 9, 2014 by Liz Mulligan-Ferry

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    #YesAllWomen Shows Why Gender and Women’s Studies Still Matter

    I come from suburban New Jersey—not an area notorious for its backwards attitudes—and attend a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. I entered college interested in computer science, but after a few months I shifted my focus to gender and women’s studies. Aside from a few comments about...

    July 7, 2014 by Greg Koziol

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    Getting Personal About Committing to Diversity

    Today’s blog is a guest post from Juliet Bourke, a Partner in Human Capital at Deloitte in Australia. In her post, Juliet describes how business leaders at Deloitte and elsewhere are working collaboratively with groups like Male Champions of Change and Chief Executive Women to transform...

    July 3, 2014 by Juliet Bourke

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    Bringing My Whole Self to Work

    “My name is Glen and I identify as a gay man."

    I’m not the type of person to stand on a stage and talk about the most intimate elements of my very being.  I have historically kept my private life exactly that: private…and yet I find myself sharing this with total strangers.  But why? 


    June 30, 2014 by Glen Aiton

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    Women On Boards Series: From Program Participant to Board Sponsor

    Last month we introduced you to Thea Miller, Managing Director of Women On Board®, a Catalyst initiative that promotes the appointment of women to corporate boards in Canada and other global regions by pairing board-ready candidates with board sponsors who help them gain appointments. In her...

    June 26, 2014 by Sarah E. Raiss

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    Being LGBT—and Me—at Work

    I knew I was gay before I wanted to be kissed, or even hugged, by another girl. I came out to my mom in the sixth grade, crying on my bed, asking her desperately, “What is wrong with me?”

    I lucked out big-time. My amazing mom comforted me and said, “Well sweetie, it could just be a phase. And...

    June 23, 2014 by Audrey Gallien