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 Deborah: How Can My Company “Change the Headline” for Women in Leadership?

    Our President & Chief Executive Officer Deborah Gillis is the fourth President in Catalyst’s 52-year history, the first from outside of the United States, and the first internal successor to the office. Deborah ascended from COO to CEO of Catalyst in January 2014. In this month’s Ask Deborah,...

    February 4, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Ask a Catalyst Expert: How to Get a Sponsor

    What is the difference between mentoring and sponsorship, and how can I get a sponsor?

    The best way to describe the difference is, “A mentor will talk with you, but a sponsor will talk about you.” A mentor will provide you with advice and guidance on your personal and professional...

    February 2, 2015 by Anna Beninger

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    Profiles in Disruption: Pushing For Diversity on Boards

    Maria Scrivani, a former reporter for The Buffalo News and a contributing writer for Buffalo Spree magazine talks about her experience with board diversity.

    January 29, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Busting Barriers and Transforming Workplaces

    I’ve experienced few moments prouder than when I called John Watson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Corporation, and A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble, to let them know their companies’ initiatives had...

    January 27, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Top 7 Quotables From Our Catalyst Connects Series

    No career journey has ever followed a straight path; there are often unexpected twists and turns. Whether it’s deciding to make a complete career change, trying to balance your professional and personal lives, or figuring out how to advance within your organization, the road to success is far...

    January 22, 2015 by Catalyst

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    How to Negotiate Your Salary (Like a Boss)

    Ever hear that women earn less money than men because “women don’t ask”? Catalyst research says that even when women use the same career-advancing strategies as men, they still advance less quickly and experience slower pay growth. The problem isn’t that women don’t ask—it’s that they don’t...

    January 22, 2015 by Maighan A. Moody

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    Millennial Voices: Keeping the Dream Alive

    In January 1993, my 10-year-old self stood humbly on the stage in my school's auditorium as a medal was placed around my neck. I was the 5th grade recipient of the Keeping the Dream Alive award (presumably for being a good student and a bit of a teacher’s pet), and I received the medal during my...

    January 19, 2015 by Alliah Agostini Livingstone

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    Women On Boards Series: Make Your Board Resume Stand Out From the Crowd

    In November we heard from Sarah Raiss’s Women On Board® mentee, Sandra Stuart, about identifying your board value proposition. This month, Sarah tells us more of what she’s learned, and what she’s sharing with Sandra about how crucial it is to make your board resume stand out from the crowd....

    January 15, 2015 by Sarah E. Raiss

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    Disrupting The Default: Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards

    Catalyst releases its annual Census of women in business every winter. This year, we tried something new: our first-ever global census of women board directors.

    Why focus on boards? Because gender diversity on corporate boards—or the lack thereof—is a hot topic around the world, and decades of...

    January 13, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Tips for Staying Healthy at Work in the New Year

    It seems like just yesterday when I couldn’t care less about my diet, how much I exercised, or how late I stayed out because no matter what, I could still function properly at work (ah, youth!). But recently I’ve become more conscious of how my body and mind respond to how I take care of...

    January 7, 2015 by Jean Choi