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Pay Equity

A Woman on the Partner Track: What I Learned About Bias, Gender, and the Need for Change

April 24, 2019

The roots of gender inequality in the workplace are deep, outdated, and often hidden or unconscious.  Let's challenge them.

Culture Change

Inspiring CEO Speeches About Diversity at 2019 Catalyst Awards Dinner

April 15, 2019

Change is possible and necessary—not only for women but for the companies that want to succeed in the [email protected]

Pay Equity

Employers: Fix the Pay Gap, or You’ll Be Left Behind

April 1, 2019

There is broad consensus that women should be paid equally. Employers need to back that up to eradicate the gap.

Future of Work

Inside the 2019 Catalyst Awards: Highlights From the Day

March 26, 2019
Unconscious Bias

Artificial Intelligence: The New Frontier for Confronting Gender Bias

March 13, 2019

These tech startups are using AI to try to make gender bias in the workplace a thing of the past.

Unconscious Bias

IWD 2019: What “Balance for Better” Means to Me

March 9, 2019

Catalyst CEO Lorraine Hariton reflects on the power of words to change the balance.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Silence Breaker: My Path to Speaking Out as a Woman of Colour

February 28, 2019

Concluding Black History Month, Catalyst's Alicia Sullivan on how she went from studying by oil lamp to lecturing the C-suite.

Board Diversity

Why Some Board Gender Quotas Don’t Work

February 12, 2019

Here's a close look at the results of Spain's 2007 law.

Inclusion

Accelerating Inclusion in Western Canada Every Day

January 30, 2019

Learn what Catalyst is doing to help organizations accelerate inclusion in Western Canada.

Future of Work

The Future Is Here. Is Your Workplace Ready?

January 23, 2019

Policies and promises aren’t enough; there needs to be bold, meaningful action.

Inclusion

Putting The “Work” Into Workshop

January 10, 2019

Here's a snapshot of Catalyst's Europe's programmes and priorities for the Netherlands.

2018’s Top Gender Equity Resources for Men

January 2, 2019

The Year's Topics, Trends, and Tips

Unconscious Bias

Sharing Failures Leads To Learning Opportunities For All

December 19, 2018

In the spirit of a new year and a fresh start, some Catalyst thought leaders share stories of failure and the lessons they learned.

Ten Things This Father of 3 Is Never Taking for Granted Again

December 18, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, so too does my primary caregiver leave, a newly-extended benefit at my company that has given me the chance to think about what I may have previously taken for granted.

Men (and Women) Are Biased Against Women

December 13, 2018

It’s Hard to Admit

Culture Change

Momentum For Change In 2019

December 11, 2018

Catalyst President and CEO Lorraine Hariton talks Gloria Steinem, the "frozen middle," and how we can all contribute to progress for women in 2019.

Inclusion

Four Podcasts Every D&I Practitioner Should Listen To

November 29, 2018

Catalyst's Kimberley Doyle shares her four favorite podcasts about diversity and inclusion.

Engaging Men

Women’s Conference? Bring A Buddy

November 20, 2018

Catalyst's Risa Pappas talks about the importance of inviting men to women's conferences.

Culture Change

A Win for Women in the US Midterm Elections Is a Win for Everybody

November 9, 2018

A record number of women ran for office in this year’s general midterm elections for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and state governor positions, and a record number of them won. What do we do now?

Inclusion

Five Tech Tools To Encourage Inclusion In The Workplace

November 7, 2018

There are dozens of tools now available that make it easy to include everyone. Here are just five of them.