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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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    From Intent to Impact: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity

    In today’s CanCon, Catalyst Advisory Services Director Candice Morgan offers some advice for moving from good intentions to genuine impact on gender diversity. Based on research released today, Women and Men in Capital Markets: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity, Candice’s observations and...

    May 30, 2012 by Candice Morgan

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    Work-Life Asia: Going Local

    The talent crunch is real - and it's holding back innovation. Thirty-one percent of global CEOs polled in a recent survey said a shortage of talent has prevented their business from innovating effectively. In China, a staggering 54 percent of CEOs reported the same problem. The solution is clear:...

    May 24, 2012 by Laura Sabattini, PhD

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    Take 5: Working Women in Asia

    Women in Asia have made significant progress in the workplace in step with the region’s dynamic economic growth. But challenges still remain for women and their employers. In today’s Take 5, we look at the landscape for working women in Asia. And next week, we’ll hear from Laura Sabattini,...

    May 18, 2012 by Laura Sabattini, PhD

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    C This, Canada

    This week following Mother’s Day, we’re thinking about women in traditional and non-traditional roles. Mothers with jobs still also work more at home, despite the fact that many men are doing their fair share in the kitchen and nursery. But maybe change is coming. We take a look back with women...

    May 15, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Do Women Really Outearn Men?

    In today’s guest-post, Emily V. Troiano, Senior Director, Catalyst Information Center, explores the question of whether women are truly the “richer sex” when it comes to earnings. While there are some hopeful indicators, Emily describes a landscape that is not as rosy as some commentators...

    May 10, 2012 by Catalyst

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    3.5 Billion Ways to Change the World

    Once again this year, the G(irls)20 Summit will immediately precede the June meeting of the leaders of the world’s largest economies in Mexico City. The young women, chosen to represent the 20 nations whose leaders will be at that other summit, will debate issues and learn techniques to...

    May 4, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    C This

    Women are ambitious—and are growing more so every day. A recent survey found that the importance of a high-paying career increased between 1997 and 2011 by 10 percent for women aged 18-34 and 16 percent for women aged 35-64. These findings are in line with previous studies that busted the myth...

    May 3, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Link In, Canada

    Canadians love technology. They connect on the Internet, share on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and, increasingly, they share forums on LinkedIn.

    The Catalyst LinkedIn group is a great example of Canadians using technology to trade information, ask questions and exchange opinions and ideas. A...

    April 30, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Changing the Conversation?

    The next time provincial and territorial leaders meet, four of the 13 people at the table will be women. In the past year, two of those women—Newfoundland’s Kathy Dunderdale and, just this Monday, Alberta’s Alison Redford—have led their parties to electoral victory.

    Will the nature of...

    April 25, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Standing Up for Equality

    The Atlantic recently posed an important question to its readers: “Is the economy a level playing field for men and women, or are the cards stacked against one sex—as the result of workplace sexism or the natural evolution of the economy?” The magazine then published a range of responses,...

    April 24, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang