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Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD

Vice President, Research and Chair, Catalyst Award

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Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, PhD, is a researcher and expert in the leadership behaviors and organizational practices that contribute to or inhibit inclusion. As Vice President, Research and Chair, Catalyst Award, Jennifer leads the Catalyst Award Evaluation Committee annual process and team. She examines organizational diversity efforts, change models, and initiatives across regions and industries. She investigates organization-specific diversity programs and workplace environments and heads an interdepartmental group through a year-long process of evaluating corporate and professional strategies. She is an acknowledged and sought-after expert in intersectional research across gender, race, and ethnicity and maintains the rigor and high standards of the Catalyst Award.

Prior to joining Catalyst, Jennifer worked as a biostatistician at Mount Sinai as well as an instructor of master’s-level statistics at New York University. She has led several research labs of up to 13 researchers in both corporate and academic settings. Additionally, she authored the book How Geek Girls Will Rule the World (2013).

Jennifer received her PhD in social psychology from New York University. She earned a BA in both Psychology, with honors, and Computer Science from Columbia University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Jennifer's Latest Work

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace (Report)

Learn what Emotional Tax is and how it affects both employees of color and organizations.

Emotional Tax

Emotional Tax: How Black Women and Men Pay More at Work and How Leaders Can Take Action (Report)

Emotional Tax is the experience of being different from peers because of your gender/race/ethnicity and the associated detrimental effects

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusion Is Key to Keeping Canadian High Potentials (Report)

Leveraging Canada's diversity to improve economic performance poses a significant challenge.  

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this webinar recording to hear the findings from the new report, Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace.

Emotional Tax

Empowering Workplaces Combat Emotional Tax for People of Colour in Canada (Report)

Learn about the experience of Emotional Tax by women of colour in Canada and the effects of empowering workplaces.

Combattre les effets de la charge émotionnelle chez les personnes de couleur au canada grâce à l’autonomisation au sein des milieux de travail (Rapport)

Les femmes de couleur au Canada vivent des impôts émotionnels et ont besoin de lieux de travail plus autonomes.

Flexible Work Arrangements (Webinar Recording)

Experts discuss the benefits of workplace flexibility, bust myths about it, and arm leaders with tools to establish it.

Inclusive Leadership

Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership (Report)

Catalyst research demonstrates the role managers play in creating inclusive workplaces and highlights the elements of inclusive leadership.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces (Report)

Catalyst research finds many Indigenous Peoples in Canada pay an Emotional Tax at work and identifies ways managers can help.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Favoriser l’inclusion des peuples autochtones dans les milieux de travail canadiens

La recherche Catalyst révèle que de nombreux Canadiens autochtones paient une taxe émotionnelle au travail.

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups: Best Practices (Tool)

We reviewed 36 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives spanning industries and global regions to bring you leading employee resource group best practices.