Tara Van Bommel, PhD
Sr. Director, Statistician
Tara Van Bommel, PhD is an expert in stereotyping and prejudice, with a focus on the role of nonconscious bias and nonverbal behaviors in intergroup interactions. As Sr. Director and Statistician in the research department, she provides statistical expertise across all areas of research. In addition, Tara leads the research initiatives for Women and the Future of Work. Prior to joining Catalyst Tara worked across a variety of research disciplines, including developmental neuroscience, forensic neuropsychology, and market research. Tara earned her PhD in social psychology from Tulane University. She earned an MS in psychology from Tulane and a BA in psychology from the University of Denver.
Tara's Latest Work
Three Inclusive Team Norms That Drive Success (Report)
Catalyst research shows that only one-third of employees experience inclusive team dynamics. Learn how to create more inclusive teams.
Remote-Work Options Can Boost Productivity and Curb Burnout (Report)
Remote work is here to stay. Catalyst research demonstrates that remote work can increase productivity and decrease burnout.
The Power of Empathy in Times of Crisis and Beyond (Report)
Our research shows that in challenging times, empathy can be particularly essential. Learn how your organization can benefit from it.
The Risks of Performative Policies (Report)
This report is a wake-up call for CEOs as employers continue to face high turnover via the Great Resignation.
Why Empathy Is a Superpower in the Future of Work (Report)
Empathy is a critical human skill, allowing people to create connections with colleagues, especially during times of disruption.
Covid-19: Women, Equity, and Inclusion in the Future of Work (Report)
In the wake of Covid-19, Catalyst offers a path to a more equitable, inclusive, and fulfilling workplace.
Future Workplaces that Work for Women: Five Strategies in the Covid-19 Era (Webinar Recording)
Hear an overview of the Catalyst Report, Covid-19: Women, Equity, and Inclusion in the Future of Work, from our researchers.