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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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    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

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    CCH Champions Change Workplaces—and Lives

    It’s been five years since the first Catalyst Canada Honours recognized three people whose careers exemplified commitment to the advancement of women in business.

    With today’s announcement of the 2014 Honourees, we have recognized twenty-one Catalyst Canada Honours Champions. They’re women and...

    June 19, 2014 by Alex Johnston

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    Something Remarkable Happened on the Way to Queen’s Park

    The people of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, went to the polls on June 12 to elect their government. The race was close, and the campaign was hard fought, and despite what your politics might be, something remarkable happened. Ontario voters chose Kathleen Wynne to lead the province and...

    June 17, 2014 by David Lau , Susannah Gouinlock

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    India Inc. Leaves the Mad Men Era Behind—One Act at a Time

    Scene 1. Today is Peggy’s first day as Copy Chief of the new Creative department. As she walks down the hallway, abuzz with excitement, she wonders what kind of team she’ll have and eagerly anticipates beginning her new job. Reaching her office, she stops at the door in dismay—someone has taped a...

    June 16, 2014 by Amelia Costigan, Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    What Good Dads Do for Their Daughters

    The stereotypical US father is crazy about his “little girl”—and thinks of her as precisely that, regardless of her chronological age. He treats her like a princess, and she, in return, uncritically adores her Daddy.

    Nearly every family-centered US sitcom ever made features at least one...

    June 13, 2014 by Raina Lipsitz