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    Will They Know Success When They See It?

    Men dominate high tech industries in the United States, but this isn’t the only reason why Marissa Mayer’s recent appointment as the CEO of Yahoo! garnered so much press. In today’s guest-post, Catalyst’s Emily Cohen, Knowledge Management Librarian, digs deeper into the debate surrounding the...

    July 25, 2012 by Emily Cohen

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    Wisdom in 140 Characters

    A couple weeks ago, CanCon focussed on the power of one tweet to start a global calling out of sexism in daily life. Today, we’re featuring some of the informative and inspirational tweets that we’ve posted in our own Twitter feed.

    Recognizing the Power of Women:

    Women control $7 trillion in...

    July 24, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    Why We Need to Bust the Myth of Meritocracy

    One by one, myths about women’s abilities and aspirations in the workplace have fallen by the wayside. Jeanine Prime, PhD, Vice President, Research, now busts one more. Sparked by a surprising comment made at a public forum, and informed by the findings of a recent Catalyst study, Jeanine...

    July 19, 2012 by Jeanine Prime, PhD

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    Embracing the EU Tipping Point

    What's on the horizon for women in the EU? Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden, General Manager, Catalyst Europe AG, reflects on the recent Catalyst Europe CEO Summit in today's guest-post. The high-profile event brought together CEOs and senior executives from top European and Europe-based companies to...

    July 12, 2012 by Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden

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    Feminists, Speak Up

    Feminism is so last century.

    If that’s what you believe, a visit to might have you rethinking that position. started when British journalist Linda Grant tweeted an experience she had when she applied for a department store credit card in 1979. The store...

    July 9, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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