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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    Game Changers: Our 2013 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions

    Last February, as I reviewed the 2012 Catalyst Census: Financial Post 500 Women Senior Officers and Top Earners, I was challenged to find anything positive to say about a .4 percent change over two years.

    Still, when I stepped back from the uninspiring data, something “felt different.” Perhaps it...

    October 21, 2013 by Alex Johnston

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    Men Who Get It: When Women Lead, Businesses Benefit

    Why be a champion for women in the workplace? Because “the business will benefit, the women will be deservedly rewarded, and your leadership will flourish,” says Dino E. Robusto, Executive VP, The Chubb Corporation and President Personal Lines and Claims.


    More “Men Who Get It” Videos:...

    October 17, 2013 by Dino E. Robusto

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    Men Who Get It: Training India’s Leaders of Tomorrow

    With half of India’s population under the age of 25, young talent will shape the future of business there, says Harjiv Singh, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Gutenberg Communications.  “It’s important that they get leadership and managerial training to be able to create the next generation of leadership...

    October 15, 2013 by Harjiv Singh

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    Coming Out Didn’t Mean Becoming A Different Person

    It was well past midnight after a long, delayed flight to Florida. After having spent eight hours in an overcrowded airport, my partner Janice was about to meet my family for the first time. Worse, I could hardly put her fears to rest because my own nerves were getting the best of me. I’d never...

    October 11, 2013 by Diana Denza

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Josefine M.C. van Zanten

    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: Josefine M.C. van Zanten, Senior Vice President, ONE DSM Culture Agenda, DSM, The Netherlands

    Early experiences with diversity: I...

    October 9, 2013 by Catalyst

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    Men Who Get It: Confronting Hidden Bias

    “I think men really need to get with the program. Frankly, I think there’s a lack of leadership among both men and women to help confront the issues in many businesses.”

     – Jim Turley, retired Chairman & CEO, Ernst & Young (EY), and Honorary Director and former Chair of Catalyst’s Board of...

    October 7, 2013 by Jim Turley

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    Take a Seat: A Tribute to Muriel Siebert

    John D. Rockefeller, Bernard Baruch, Russell Sage, Edward Harriman, and J.P. Morgan Jr—the scions of American industry and finance—all had seats on the New York Stock Exchange. And so did Muriel “Mickie” Siebert.

    Siebert, who died on August 24, 2013, was the first woman to own a seat on...

    October 4, 2013 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Men Who Get It: Workplace Champion

    “I believe in gender diversity because not only is it the right thing to do, it’s the best thing to do,” says Anthony Mitchell, Catalyst’s Senior Membership Manager, Atlanta.


    More “Men Who Get It” Videos:

    Watch millennial Bryant Daley, a Budget Analyst at Forest Laboratories, Inc....

    October 2, 2013 by Anthony Mitchell

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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