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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    I Don’t Lack Ambition

    I don’t want to be a CEO.

    I don’t want to be a board director.

    Kind of ironic, considering that I work for Catalyst, an organization dedicated to helping increase women’s representation in upper management. But that’s not what I want for myself, and that’s totally okay. It doesn’t mean that I’m...

    February 26, 2015 by Cheryl Yanek

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    Profile in Disruption: Disrupting the Default for Women of Color

    As we reflect on the strides and accomplishments made by African Americans during Black History Month, were also faced with the reality that women of color are still confronted with hurdles in the workplace. Theyre often stereotyped, have limited opportunities, and theyre on the low end...

    February 24, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Boardroom Trailblazer

    Catalyst’s #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! And our Profiles in Disruption blogs showcase how others are doing this in their lives and their...

    February 19, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Become an Inclusive Leader in Two Easy Steps

    Step One: turn on your computer.

    Step Two: register for Catalyst’s unprecedented online course on inclusive leadership training.

    That’s it! Anyone’s welcome. And with just a little bit of time and effort, everyone—you, me, people all over the world—can learn how to become a better leader....

    February 16, 2015 by Emily V. Troiano

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    Profiles in Disruption: Challenging the Status Quo in India

    Women in India are confronted with many obstacles both outside and inside the workplace. They face the perils of gender discrimination, limited professional opportunities, and sexual harassment. Last fall, during an inaugural speech at its GROW Leadership Summit, Arun Kumar Jain, Managing...

    February 12, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Profiles in Disruption: Breaking Barriers in the Boardroom

    Catalyst’s #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! And our Profiles in Disruption blogs showcase how others are doing this in their lives and their...

    February 10, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Ask Deborah: How Can My Company “Change the Headline” for Women in Leadership?

    Our President & Chief Executive Officer Deborah Gillis is the fourth President in Catalyst’s 52-year history, the first from outside of the United States, and the first internal successor to the office. Deborah ascended from COO to CEO of Catalyst in January 2014. In this month’s Ask Deborah,...

    February 4, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Ask a Catalyst Expert: How to Get a Sponsor

    What is the difference between mentoring and sponsorship, and how can I get a sponsor?

    The best way to describe the difference is, “A mentor will talk with you, but a sponsor will talk about you.” A mentor will provide you with advice and guidance on your personal and professional development....

    February 2, 2015 by Anna Beninger

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    Profiles in Disruption: Pushing For Diversity on Boards

    Maria Scrivani, a former reporter for The Buffalo News and a contributing writer for Buffalo Spree magazine talks about her experience with board diversity.

    January 29, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Busting Barriers and Transforming Workplaces

    I’ve experienced few moments prouder than when I called John Watson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Chevron Corporation, and A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble, to let them know their companies’ initiatives had...

    January 27, 2015 by Deborah Gillis