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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    Catalyst World Watch: Europe

    Three important Issues we’re following in Europe this month:

    1) The German Labour Market. Over a million asylum-seekers entered Germany in 2015 under its “Willkommenskultur  (welcome culture) policy.  With numbers expected to rise by another million in 2016, helping migrants to navigate...

    February 2, 2016 by Catalyst

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    #NationalMentoringMonth: Key Elements to a Successful Mentor Relationship

    Despite the fact that National Mentoring Month is only recognized in the United States, there are several positive examples of mentor relationships across the world. In this installment of our National Mentoring Month series Manvi Pant, a CRM professional at A.T. Kearney in India, shares how she...

    January 29, 2016 by Manvi Pant

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    Goodbye Chatty Kathy

    Picture this. Your team is sitting around the conference room discussing the feasibility of switching to a new website platform. Knowing the significant risks involved, your co-worker John speaks up against the proposal and gets this feedback: “Quit being such a Negative Nancy, John. We know...

    January 26, 2016 by Tory Paez

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    Closing the ‘Gap’ on Inclusion

    We’ve talked a lot about inclusion lately at Catalyst—from our research report to our edX virtual courses, and from our Inclusive Leadership Quiz to our leadership development solutions. In fact, we’re so passionate about the power of inclusion, we even revised our mission to, pardon the pun,...

    January 21, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    They Had a Dream: Martin Luther King’s Vision Lives on in These Leaders

    In the 1940s my great-grandmother boarded a bus from South Carolina to New York City and never looked back. In an effort to escape the harsh realities of the Jim Crow era, she was set on fulfilling the dream that she had for her family: to relocate and thrive in a new city, and build a foundation...

    January 18, 2016 by Brandee Sanders

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    Four Ways to Make Your Company More Inclusive in 2016

    It’s a New Year, and time to put gender diversity and inclusion on the top of your to-do list.  Many companies are already making great progress on this front, and we thought we’d share some of the strategies they’re using to create organizational change.  

    Check out the effective and...

    January 14, 2016 by Catalyst

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    My Friend, My Mentor: The Benefits of Peer Mentoring in the Workplace

    I am one of the lucky few to have a best friend at work. My co-worker, and yes, best friend, and I have been able to develop our careers due to each other’s support, guidance, and mentorship.

    Of course not everyone has a best friend on the job, but there are extensive benefits to having a peer...

    January 12, 2016 by Tory Paez

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    #NationalMentoringMonth: Women of the Dream Founder Leslie Morris Talks About the Importance of Mentoring

    Imagine coming of age as a woman in a crime-ridden, impoverished environment with little to no resources or guidance. The odds are stacked against you, and there are few individuals to look up to who have overcome them. For young girls in Camden, New Jersey this is daily life. In 2012, Camden had...

    January 7, 2016 by Catalyst

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    "My Wish for 2016"

    When December rolls around, it’s natural for us to reflect on the year and start thinking about how we might make the next one better. As the leader of Catalyst, I always hope that each new year will bring us closer to gender equity in the workplace. And of course, part of my job is to help raise...

    January 4, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Your Take: Will the UK’s Push to Remove Names from Job and College Applications Combat Racial Bias?

    In October, The View co-host Raven-Symoné sparked outrage after her comments about discriminating against people with “black-sounding” names. During a segment that was centered on stereotyping, Symoné said that she would indeed judge someone due to the way their name sounded. "I am very...

    December 30, 2015 by Brandee Sanders