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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    #BlackHistoryMonth: Present-Day Heroes are Role Models for My Daughter

    I could count on my hands the amount of times “Black History” was discussed in school when I was growing up. Year after year we spent each February learning about the same historical figures: abolitionists Harriet Tubman and civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. These...

    February 29, 2016 by Afiya Wallace

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    Press Play: Four Podcasts Women of Color Should Listen To

    As a New Yorker, my commute to and from work can often be a struggle. Considering the packed subway cars, unsolicited dance and music performances from people who make those crowded cars their stage, and riders who nearly spill their cup of morning joe on me or have no regard for space while...

    February 25, 2016 by Brandee Sanders

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    Catalyst World Watch India: Three Important Issues We’re Following in India This Month

    It is clear that conversations in India are moving toward creating a more inclusive environment. India is seeing a number of cultural and societal changes that are reflected in the corporate world and will lead to growth of businesses and the economy.

    For example, laws are being amended to bring...

    February 23, 2016 by Catalyst

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    The Case for Extended Paternity Leave in the Netherlands

    Dutch business media lit up recently with the story of Yonego, a small Internet marketing company based in the city of Breda, which has agreed to offer its employees four weeks paid paternity leave. The first candidate starts his papamaand in April 2016. This is in stark contrast to the statutory...

    February 18, 2016 by Caroline Pickard

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    Ask Deborah: How Do We Change the “Picture” for Women of Color?

    February is Black History Month. It’s also when many of us are paying attention to this year’s Academy Awards—an event that has come under fire recently (again) for its continued lack of nominee diversity. For the past two years, only white performers have been nominated in the acting...

    February 16, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Using Hip Hop to Be the Change EACH of Us Wants to See

    The Hip Hop artist Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for 11 Grammys, the most of any artist in this year’s 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly (TPAB) is a compelling musical journey about healing many of the wounds in the black community and transforming society for...

    February 12, 2016 by Raphael Travis Jr.

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    Top Takeaways: Catalyst Connects in NYC

    Since 2008 the Catalyst Connects series has provided an opportunity for women senior executives to share their advice and inspirational success stories with an audience of high-potential women.  Over the years more than 3,600 women globally have benefitted from the wisdom of over 80 executives...

    February 4, 2016 by Catalyst

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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