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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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    Women of Action

    It’s Independence Week: Canada Day was on July first, and the United States celebrated its Independence Day on the fourth. Last year at this time I asked the question, “Can you be truly independent if you don’t have equal rights under the law?”

    One year later, the answer remains “no.”...

    July 5, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    True North, Strong and Free

    Well, wasn’t that a party? It seems that Canada Day gets louder and more colourful every year.

    Too often, especially when we’re in the grip of winter, Canadians grumble about the things that are wrong with the country and ignore the freedoms and security that make it possible for us to...

    July 5, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    C This

    Check out the latest buzz surrounding Men Advocating Real Change, plus new Catalyst research on Canadian capital markets and the benefits of paying it forward to the next generation of up-and-coming leaders. What well-worn myths did we bust this time? Find out below.


    Tipping the Scales for...

    June 28, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This, Canada

    At Catalyst, we pride ourselves on the quality of our research. Our confidence in its relevance in the Canadian (and global) workplace has been reinforced by the serious attention it’s been receiving over the past several weeks.

    Women in Capital Markets

    First, Women and Men in Capital Markets:...

    June 28, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Champions, Indeed!

    What do RBC's Gordon M. Nixon, E&Y's Anne-Marie Hubert, and Deloitte Canada's Jane Allen have in common? All three understand the value of paying it forward to the next generation of up-and-coming leaders … and they’re all Catalyst Canada Honours 2012 Champions! In today’s cross-post, Deborah...

    June 18, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Champions, Indeed!

    Leadership is hard to define. But we know it when we see it.

    And one thing that sets apart great leaders is their belief that it is their responsibility to lift while they climb. By acting on that belief throughout their careers, the 2012 Catalyst Canada Honours Champions have “lifted” hundreds...

    June 18, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Fairy Godmothers, Not Queen Bees

    A core goal of Catalyst research is to build awareness by busting myths about the root causes of gender gaps in opportunity, leadership, and pay. Our newest report, High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay It Forward, hits the bull’s-eye! It sets the record straight about women helping other...

    June 12, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Making it Better

    Words matter.

    That’s one of the messages of a new “It Gets Better” video by TD Bank (featuring a sincere message from TD President and Chief Executive Officer and 2010 Catalyst Canada Honours Champion Ed Clark) in support of LGBT youth.

    As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month this June, we...

    June 7, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Pride at Work: LGBT

    June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride month in the United States and around the world, but the challenges facing LGBT employees warrant our attention year-round. In today’s guest post, Catalyst’s Julie S. Nugent and Alixandra Pollack give a snapshot of the legal...

    June 6, 2012 by Julie S. Nugent, Alixandra Pollack

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    From Intent to Impact

    Do the leaders in your company “walk the talk” to promote gender equality? In today's guest-post, Catalyst Advisory Services Director Candice Morgan offers advice for moving from good intentions to genuine impact - lessons drawn from our latest report, Women and Men in Capital Markets: An...

    May 31, 2012 by Candice Morgan