Catalyst's blog reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees as well as industry leaders, experts, and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives around the world.







When Women Win, Do Men Lose?

April 10, 2024

People of all genders benefit from gender equity, as the Catalyst MARC initiative demonstrates.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Must-Read Book on Racism, Colonialism, and Indigenous Life in Canada

April 8, 2024

"Seven Fallen Feathers" by Tanya Talaga is a powerful exploration of Indigenous life and death.

At the 2024 Catalyst Awards, Erin Souza-Rezendes, VP, Global Communications at Catalyst sat down with Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google and Rachel Spivey, Director of Retention & Progression (Stay & Thrive) Team, Google to talk about how Google is creating pathways to pay equity for women of color.
Gender Pay Gap

Unlock Equity for Women of Color: 5 Strategies from Google

April 4, 2024
Inclusive Leadership

Celebrating Women in the Workplace Who Promote Systemic Change

March 28, 2024

For Women's History Month, Catalyst staff members share insights on how leaders can help create systemic change at work.

Catalyst Award Winner

Five Key Takeaways From the 2024 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiatives

March 26, 2024

This year’s winners, Sephora and Zoetis, shared five ways any company can accelerate their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.

Inclusive Leadership

Systemic Change Happens When People Committed to DEI Make Waves

March 21, 2024

For Women's History Month, Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte Canada, shares how to change workplace cultures.

Melonie Parker speaks at 2024 Catalyst Awards.
Advancing Your Own Career

3 Career Lessons from Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google

March 21, 2024

Hear Melonie Parker's insights from a storied career and a legacy of change in the world of work.

Melonie Parker and Mellody Hobson talk about Mellody's rise up the corporate ladder and her hope for women of color in the future.
Women CEOs

Breaking Down Barriers for Women of Color

March 20, 2024

A conversation with Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments

Wide angle view of 2024 Catalyst Awards stage and dinner tables
Catalyst Awards

The 2024 Catalyst Awards: The Catalyst Effect in Action

March 14, 2024

On 12 March, over 2,000 people gathered in midtown Manhattan and online for the 2024 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

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Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Starts With Pay Transparency: Step-By-Step Guide for HR Leaders (Blog Post)

March 12, 2024

Are you ready to implement pay transparency at your organization? Here are the steps you can take to get started.

Gender Pay Gap

This International Women’s Day, Learn How to Bridge the Gender Equity Gap at Your Workplace

February 29, 2024

Insights from Denine Das, VP of Global Inclusion at Scotiabank, on how to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Inclusive Communications

How to Get DEI Buy-In: 5 Actions Leaders Should Take

February 29, 2024

DEI leaders shared their tips on how to talk about diversity and get buy-in from your employees.

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Gender Pay Gap

HR, Take Note: Employees Want Pay Transparency. Smart Companies Are Listening. (Blog Post)

February 27, 2024

Learn about pay transparency and why it gives your company a competitive advantage when recruiting and retaining talent.

Diverse female business team collaborating on presentation during boardroom meeting.
Business Case

4-Step DEI Messaging Framework for HR and DEI Leaders

February 22, 2024

How to talk about your company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Women CEOs

More Insights on Black Women and the Glass Cliff (Blog Post)

February 22, 2024

Thoughts from webinar participants on what it means to reach the top—only to be set up to fail.

Inclusive Communications

33 Ways to Address the Backlash Against Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

February 16, 2024

Catalyst resources show you how to do DEI right—because DEI done right works.

Moving Beyond Diversity Toward Racial Equity
Sponsorship and Mentoring

Mentorship and Sponsorship Are Keys to Unlocking the Next Generation of Talent

February 6, 2024

Catalyst Honours speakers share how companies can achieve true equity and inclusion through mentorship and sponsorship programs.

Women of Color

The Glass Cliff Phenomenon and Women of Color (Explainer)

January 31, 2024

What it means to reach the top—but only when it’s a shaky place to be.

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DEI 101

5 Myths Debunked About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) (Blog Post)

January 29, 2024

Concerned about the backlash against DEI? Confused about what's real and what's fake about DEI? Learn the myths and facts.


Move Beyond Performative Allyship for Your 2SLGBTQ+ Employees (Blog Post)

January 22, 2024

In a 2023 Catalyst Honours session, panelists discussed how to drive real change for their 2SLGBTQ+ employees.