Anna Beninger

Anna Beninger led the Catalyst Expert Community, a group of global business leaders from over 20 organizations committed to making change for women and other diverse groups in their workplaces through collaboration and continuous learning. In addition, Ms. Beninger provided strategic thought partnership in the development and launch of a five-year major gifts campaign.

Ms. Beninger has a background in research and deep expertise across all content areas in diversity and inclusion. Prior to this role, she spent seven years in the Research Department at Catalyst and was also a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

Ms. Beninger earned her MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics on a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her dissertation, “Women in Academia: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Work/Life Balance,” evaluated the role of institutional and governmental policies, as well as culture, on women’s ability to find work/life effectiveness in Sweden, Australia, the UK, and the US. Ms. Beninger graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Psychology.

Anna's Latest Work

Work-Life Effectiveness

Career Breaks & Returnships – Key Strategies for Organizations (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this webinar recording to hear best practices to start creating a more open and supportive workplace for all.

Talent Management Practices

5 Actions Managers Can Take To Break The Gender Bias Cycle (Webinar Recording)

This webinar recording outlines the five actions managers can take to break the cycle of gender bias in development opportunities.

Talent Management Practices

Break the Cycle – HR Experts (Tool)

HR Experts: Learn more about how to revamp your current methods by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

Manager Development

Break the Cycle – Managers (Tool)

Managers: Learn how to ensure you are giving equal access to “hot jobs” by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

Unconscious Bias

Break the Cycle – Senior Leaders (Tool)

Senior Leaders: Learn more about setting the right tone with your behavior by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

Talent Management Practices

6 Steps to a More Inclusive Recruiting Process (Webinar Recording)

This webinar shares tips to create more inclusive recruitment materials and in turn a more diverse and inclusive workplace from the pipeline up.

Role Negotiation and the Pursuit of Hot Jobs (Report)

What Can Managers and Employees Do to Reap the Mutual Benefits of Role Negotiation?


Disrupt the STEM Default (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this webinar to hear how tech-intensive companies can attract and retain high-potential talent from day one.

Culture Change

Curb Recruiting Costs, Boost Retention, and Increase Engagement by Shifting Your Workplace Culture (Webinar Recording)

This webinar explored the culture gap and importantly how to build an inclusive culture where all employees feel included and empowered to contribute.


Advancing Women in Tech-Intensive Industries: Transforming Organizational Cultures (Tool)

This interactive tool will help your tech-intensive organization become an employer of choice for high-potential women.


High Potentials in Tech-Intensive Industries: The Gender Divide in Business Roles (Report)

This report identifies the gender gap women experience working in business roles in tech-intensive industries from day one.


The Gender Divide in Tech-Intensive Industries (Infographic)

Get the facts about the leaky pipeline of women in STEM industries and how to fix it.

Talent Management Practices

Today’s Mexican High Potentials at Work (Report)

This study helps firms understand how best to manage high-potential Mexican employees.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Managing Flex 1: Creating an Organizational Culture Supportive of Flexible Work Arrangements (Tool)

This tool helps companies assess whether their organizational culture is supportive of all employees working flexibly.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Managing Flex 2: Successfully Managing Employees Working Flexibly (Tool)

This tool provides managers with the resources they need to have conversations with their employees about their flexible work options.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Managing Flex 3: Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement as an Individual (Tool)

This tool is a step-by-step guide for individuals who want to begin to work flexibly.

Talent Management Practices

High-Potential Employees in the Pipeline: Maximizing the Talent Pool in Canadian Organizations (Report)

This report helps organizations operating in Canada understand their talent pool within a regional context.

Talent Management Practices

Le parcours professionnel des employés à fort potentiel : maximiser le réservoir de talents au sein des organisations canadiennes (Rapport)

Les conclusions du rapport se veulent un signal d'alarme pour les organisations canadiennes : il est temps de passer à l'action.

Advancing Your Own Career

Unpacking Catalyst’s Career Development Tools (Webinar Recording)

The webinar discussion focused on the Catalyst's longitudinal research series on high-potential employees.

Work-Life Effectiveness

The Great Debate: Flexibility vs. Face Time – Busting the Myths Behind Flexible Work Arrangements (Report)

This report separates myth from fact using data from actual high-potential employees working around the world.

Talent Management Practices

Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution? Women Get Fewer of the “Hot Jobs” Needed to Advance (Report)

This report examines the impact of leadership development—both formal programs and on-the-job experiences—on high potentials' career advancement.