Christine Silva

Christine Silva lead Canadian and global research projects focused on diversity and inclusion and was a co-author of Catalyst’s longitudinal study of high-potential employees. She played a lead role in the groundbreaking study, Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities ~ Survey Findings, and directed and co-authored the qualitative report in that series that explored critical relationships. In addition, she was lead author of Catalyst’s first research report on LGBT inclusion, Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change.

Christine received a Master of Industrial Relations from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science in Organizational Behaviour from Queen’s University, and has completed doctoral coursework in Organizational Behaviour at Queen’s University. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Employment Relations at the University of Toronto.

Christine's Latest Work

Talent Management Practices

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

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

Advancing Your Own Career

Report: High Potentials in the Pipeline: Leaders Pay It Forward

This report reveals that high potentials who have received career development are now “paying it forward” and developing others.

Advancing Your Own Career

Report: The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All the Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?

This report includes a series of questions for the reader to reflect about why disparities in career advancement may persist.

Sponsorship and Mentoring

Report: Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement

This report examines the impact of mentoring on the career advancement of high potentials.

Talent Management Practices

Report: Pipeline’s Broken Promise

This report examines the conventional wisdom of the past two decades in regards to women in the pipeline.

Talent Management Practices

Report: Opportunity or Setback? High Potential Women and Men During Economic Crisis

This report examines whether organizations that have paid a premium to recruit up-and-coming talent are leveraging that investment during the economic downturn.


Report: Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change

Read this report to examine the workplace experiences of LGBT employees working in Canada.


Tool: Supporting LGBT Inclusion: A How-To Guide for Organizations and Individuals

This guide is designed to support those who are ready to develop successful LGBT initiatives.

Report: Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities—Critical Relationships

This report explores how visible minority women and men perceive their career advancement and development in corporate Canada.