8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019
Looking for podcasts to listen to over the holidays? Best books for women leaders? As you head into 2020, check out our eight most popular blog posts of the year. These blog posts will provide you with need-to-know information for building a more inclusive workplace environment and cultivating more effective leadership.
We’re not surprised that this post made the #1 slot this year. Leaders are increasingly recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion—and they’re looking for answers on how to successfully build diverse and inclusive workplaces. Yet as the diversity and inclusion field has exploded, the terminology has grown too, and it can be hard to keep up. This post offers a glossary of 12 terms that leaders and individual contributors need to know as they seek to challenge bias, bring teams together, and ultimately contribute to a healthier and more productive working environment.
Research shows that companies that offer paternity leave—and encourage new dads to take it—are helping to break down traditional gender stereotypes, benefiting families, and contributing to a culture of inclusion. This post outlines why paternity leave should be a standard benefit and offers tips for how people can support expanding paternity leave at their organizations.
Despite comprising more than half of podcast listeners, women make up only 22% of podcast hosts. Only 5 of the top 100 podcasts on iTunes were hosted by a person of color in 2017. We’ve put together a list of great podcasts hosted by women—including women of color—that also feature inspiring women leaders as guests.
Tanya van Biesen, Executive Director, Canada, Catalyst, shares a personal experience with gender bias in the workplace. She highlights women’s continued underrepresentation at leadership levels across employment sectors—and challenges us to take meaningful action to advance gender equity where we work. Her concrete suggestions for doing so offer some inspiration and insight into how we can make real progress together.
Comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategies require action to ensure equity in the hiring process. This post offers specific tips on how companies can successfully recruit more women of color to their organizations—and secure the most diverse talent pools possible for open positions.
Written by women, for women, this collection of books highlights our top recommendations for what to add to your reading list in the New Year. The books offer inspiration and motivation to be your best self while cultivating your own leadership potential, as well as the potential of those around you.
Women are significantly underrepresented on corporate boards around the world, and a 2017 analysis showed that women held just 15% of all board seats globally. To accelerate progress on this issue, a growing number of countries are adopting laws to establish gender quotas on corporate boards. Since 2003, 11 countries have done so. But does this approach work? Dr. Siri Terjesen, a Visiting Scholar at Catalyst who researched the impact of a 2007 gender quota law in Spain, explains why we still have a long way to go.
This recap of Catalyst’s fifth Employee Resource Leadership Initiative (ERLI) conference highlights the work being done across corporations to successfully support and cultivate employee resource groups (ERGs). It also reveals how companies are maximizing the impact of their ERGs as workforces become more virtual and artificial intelligence becomes more prominent.