Catalyzing

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. 

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    Let's Ring in Change

    As another year winds down, I’m still finding inspiration and encouragement in the words of The Catalyst Canada Honours champions who have filled this space over the past three weeks.

    And then I get a cold splash of reality with the release last week of the Catalyst Census of Fortune 500...

    December 19, 2011 by Deborah Gillis

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    Act Now

    Change has flatlined—women are no further toward achieving top ranks in business than they were last year, or even six years ago. Yet equality can’t wait.

    Our latest census of women atop the Fortune 500 shows continued stagnation. Men hold a staggering 83.9% of corporate board seats, 85.1% of...

    December 14, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This

    Women drive economies. The flood of women into American workplaces over the past four decades has boosted U.S. GDP by at least 25%, and eliminating the remaining gender gaps could bump up our GDP another 9%. But where are the women?

    Find out Wednesday, December 14, 2011, when Catalyst unveils our...

    December 8, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Being a Catalyst: Part 3

    Among the highlights of The Catalyst Canada Honours are the remarks by the champions themselves. And, in the ensuing days and weeks, these words of inspiration, and the glimpses they provide of personal struggle and achievement, are what I remember and ponder.

    The Human Resources/Diversity Leader...

    December 8, 2011 by Deborah Gillis

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    Being a Catalyst: Part 2

    Among the highlights of The Catalyst Canada Honours are the remarks by the champions themselves. And, in the ensuing days and weeks, these words of inspiration, and the glimpses they provide of personal struggle and achievement, are what I remember and ponder.

    The 2011 Business Leader Champion, ...

    December 8, 2011 by Deborah Gillis

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    Being a Catalyst: Part 1

    One of the highlights of The Catalyst Canada Honours is the remarks by the champions themselves. And, in the ensuing days and weeks, it is the words of inspiration, and the glimpses of personal struggle and achievement, that I remember and ponder.

    The 2011 Company/Firm Leader Champion, Monique F....

    December 2, 2011 by Deborah Gillis

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    Sponsorship: What’s in a Name?

    What does the word “sponsorship” mean to you? For Catalyst’s Sarah Dinolfo, Director, Research, at first it meant very little. But this changed as she uncovered the power influential sponsors had on her own career. In this post—the third in series by co- authors of Sponsoring Women to...

    November 30, 2011 by Sarah Dinolfo

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    Leadership is Gender Neutral

    Just as I was about to post about how delighted am about Chanda Kochhar’s selection as India’s Business Leader of the Year, I learned that, for the first time, the Report on Business Canadian CEO of the Year is also a woman. Christine Day, CEO of lululemon athletica has said she loves...

    November 25, 2011 by Deborah Gillis

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    Giving Thanks

    Following the lead of Deborah Gillis in Canada, I asked colleagues in the United States what they are thankful for this year. Below are a few responses I thought worth sharing:

    Sarah Dinolfo: I’m thankful for all the choices women have in the workplace today – there’s never been a better time to...

    November 23, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Connecting the Dots to CSR

    Companies should have a conscience—gone are the days when profits, and profits alone, can grow a sustainable business. But how do smart companies boost their levels of corporate social responsibility (CSR)? As Catalyst’s Rachel Soares, Senior Associate, Research, explains, gender-inclusive...

    November 16, 2011 by Rachel Soares