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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    Creating Your Own “Stretch” Assignments (Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation)

    Catalyst is full of doers: marathon runners, hikers, zip-liners; independent women and men who bring as much passion and energy to their life interests and hobbies as they do to their mission-focused work lives.

    I, however, do not share these outside interests. I am a born and raised city slicker....

    September 10, 2015 by Emily Cohen

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    When Disaster Strikes, Flexible Organizations Are Prepared

    Hurricane Sandy may seem like old news, but those of us who work in downtown Manhattan, where Catalyst is headquartered, are still getting back on our feet: our phone service is unreliable, generators continue to clog the streets, and our favorite lunch spots are still shut down and even...

    February 8, 2013 by Amelia Costigan

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    Are You a Catalyst? Getting Ready to Make Change in the New Year

    Nearly every culture on earth marks the beginning of a new year, albeit at different times. Like so many people around the world, we here at Catalyst are preparing to ring in a new year this January. We are busy embracing an exciting future—broadening our global impact while leveraging the...

    December 24, 2012 by Catalyst

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    If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say, Try Listening

    In this timely take on the United States election season, Catalyst’s Emily Cohen, Knowledge Management Librarian, argues that strength can be drawn from the differences that divide us—provided we respect our opponents first.  -Ilene H. Lang


    As the United States presidential election...

    October 23, 2012 by Emily Cohen

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    Will They Know Success When They See It?

    Men dominate high tech industries in the United States, but this isn’t the only reason why Marissa Mayer’s recent appointment as the CEO of Yahoo! garnered so much press. In today’s guest-post, Catalyst’s Emily Cohen, Knowledge Management Librarian, digs deeper into the debate surrounding the...

    July 25, 2012 by Emily Cohen

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    C This

    In European companies, face time still rules. While half of the women surveyed in our latest report, Unwritten Rules: Why Doing a Good Job Might Not Be Enough Europe, didn’t think working long hours was important, more than 83% said doing so was still key to advancement. “Workers may be told that...

    January 31, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang