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. Get the RSS feed.

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    Men Who Get It: Women Hold Up Half the Sky

    Interested in transforming your workplace? Stop viewing women as a special interest group. “Women make up almost 50% of the global population, so essentially, women hold up half the sky,” says Donny Ching, Legal Director, Royal Dutch Shell.

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    March 28, 2014 by Donny Ching

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    Breaking Barriers in the Workplace is Not a One-Woman Battle

    When I was growing up in India, the ideal Indian woman seemed to be characterized primarily by the attributes of being a good mother and a good wife. After all, most of my friends’ mothers were stay-at-home mothers, and while my mother taught at my school, it was clear that her top priority lay...

    March 26, 2014 by Sushmita S. Pamidighantam

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    Women Are Japan’s Most Underutilized Resource

    The day before I started my first job out of college, my father, who had worked as a civil servant all his life, gave me some advice: “You know, you shouldn’t refuse to serve tea in the office.” Having grown up in Japan, where women are often expected to serve tea in the office, this wasn’t...

    March 24, 2014 by Makiko Ishizawa

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Leslie D. Shuman

    Meet: Leslie D. Shuman, Director of Supply Chain, Alcoa Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial Products.

    Alcoa was one of the 2013 Catalyst Award Winners.

    Early influences: I’m a Pittsburgh native and third generation Alcoan.  Before working for Alcoa, I’d never even been outside southwestern...

    March 21, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Take 5 Australia: Five Facts About Women in the Workplace

    Change is in the air in Australia and Catalyst is thrilled to announce our presence there! With a population projected to double within the next 60 years, Australia is uniquely poised to break through ongoing barriers to women’s advancement.

    Catalyst’s presence will provide Australia and its...

    March 19, 2014 by Mary N. Boughton

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Michelle Nelson

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Michelle Nelson, Sr. Director, Human Resources, Sam’s Club.

    Unexpected career path: I started...

    March 17, 2014 by Catalyst

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Silvia E. Bohrisch

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields. This week, the spotlight is on Silvia E. Bohrisch, Global Diversity Networks Manager, Siemens AG, Erlangen...

    March 13, 2014 by Catalyst

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Terry A. Hildebrand

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Terry A. Hildebrand, International Talent and Development Director,  The Coca-Cola Company.

    Coca...

    March 11, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Countries Prosper When Women Succeed

    March 8 marks International Women’s Day—known originally as International Working Women’s Day—and this year’s theme is, “Inspiring Change: Equality for Women Is Progress for All.”

    It’s wonderful to set aside a day each year to consider women’s status around the world. But it’s even...

    March 5, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Spring Comes to Canada

    Every year about this time, there is that one day when you feel a shift. The snow is deep on the ground, and we’re carefully balancing over icy sidewalks. It’s cold. It still looks like winter. But the air is lighter. The sun is warmer. And you believe in your heart what your mind has been...

    March 3, 2014 by Alex Johnston