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Sponsorship and Mentoring

New York Philharmonic’s Deborah Borda on Building Diverse Teams

February 13, 2020

"If we have more women in leadership roles, we’ll have a broader talent pool and better music," says Deborah Borda of the New York Philharmonic.

MARC

5 Ways Every Man Can Challenge the Toxic Culture of Masculinity

February 5, 2020

Masculinity isn't toxic. The culture around masculinity is. Challenge these cultural constrictions and model what masculinity can be.

What Everyone Was Talking About at Davos 2020

January 29, 2020

When I returned from the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos on Saturday, I had one overwhelming emotion: Exuberance.

Future of Work

So Many Diversity & Inclusion Conferences. Why This One Matters in 2020.

January 22, 2020

An interview with the two employees who led the selection of the 2020 Catalyst Award winners.

Future of Work

Top 10 Workforce Trends to Watch in the New Decade

January 8, 2020

Catalyst's CEO shares the most important changes and trends transforming our workplaces in 2020 and beyond.

Unconscious Bias

11 Harmful Types of Unconscious Bias and How to Interrupt Them

January 2, 2020

Gender bias is just one type. Learn about others as well as how to interrupt them.

Top Resources

8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019

December 19, 2019

Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more.

Working Parents

Catalyst CEO Interviewed by AP About Paid Parental Leave

December 18, 2019

President & CEO Lorraine Hariton's take on a proposed federal policy that would extend paid parental leave for federal employees.

Future of Work

11 Trends Shaping the Future of Work for Women

December 12, 2019

Empathy will become a critical skill and other surprising takeaways from Catalyst's Women and Future of Work Symposium.

Inclusion

Why I’m Still Learning to Be an Inclusive Leader

December 3, 2019

Catalyst CEO Lorraine Hariton on what she learned about becoming an inclusive leader from Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson.

Engaging Men

I Went to a Conference on Engaging Men. Here Are Four Things I Learned.

November 20, 2019

Catalyst's Ludo Gabriele spent a day listening to men discuss gender equity and gained some insights about the nature of allyship.

Future of Work

Highlights From the 2019 Catalyst Canada Honours — In Photos

November 11, 2019

See what you missed from the 2019 Catalyst Canada Honours Conference and Dinner in Toronto with these great event images.

Canada

This Teen Tech Pioneer Has Advice About Making the Future Equitable

October 25, 2019

This year, Catalyst Canada Honours features a keynote by the 16-year-old founder of Smart Cane. Here she explains her view of the future at work.

Talent Management Practices

Why Dell Is Making Neurodiverse Hiring A Priority

October 16, 2019

Dell's new Autism Hiring Program is enabling the company to fill critical roles—and bringing neurodiversity to the workplace.

Advancing Your Own Career

5 Must-Read Books for Women Leaders

September 25, 2019

Here are my picks for books that help women become more authentic, effective leaders.

LGBTQ+

Deconstructing the Gender Binary at Work: An Expert Explains

September 18, 2019

Gender identity and expression is complex. Here, a trainer for Catalyst outlines what every employer, and employee, needs to understand.

Culture Change

This Ancient Practice Helps Resolve Workplace Conflicts

August 21, 2019

NYC Fire Department's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer explains how an ancient practice can dispel conflicts and build community.

Engaging Men

Five Podcasts for Men Who Want to be Gender Equity Champions

August 14, 2019

From discussions about evolving ideas of masculinity to advice for navigating work-life issues, these podcasts offer takeaways for men.

Inclusion

Diversity Fatigue in the Workplace: How to Get Unstuck

August 7, 2019

A lack of corporate goals, resources, or a compelling strategy may be making your employees cynical about diversity initiatives.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Four Ways to Create a Truly Empowering Workplace

August 1, 2019

A manager―or any person―can’t empower another person. But here's what they can do instead.