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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

Career Advancement

Role Negotiation and the Pursuit of Hot Jobs (Report)

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


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.

Recruitment and Retention

Today’s Mexican High Potentials at Work (Report)

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

Recruitment and Retention

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.

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.

Recruitment and Retention

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.