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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.

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Gender Pay Gap

Women Getting Paid the Same as Men: Hurdles, History, and How to Move Forward

June 14, 2024

Josie Cox teaches readers about the past, present, and future of women's struggles for economic equality in the US.

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Employee Resource Groups

5 Steps ERGs Can Take to Shape Inclusive Workplace Policies

June 12, 2024

Experts from TD Bank Group, McCarthy Tétrault, and Google shared tips at Catalyst’s event all about employee resource groups.

MARC

5 Takeaways From Men Who Engage in Gender Partnership at Work (Blog Post)

June 11, 2024

When are people committed to gender partnership most likely to remain engaged? When they join MARC by Catalyst.

Episode 101: Why The “Why” Matters

June 10, 2024

For this first episode of Breaking with Tradition, hosts Lucy, Victoria, and Erin sit down to set the stage and discuss both the Catalyst “why” and why it matters that we talk about it.

Episode 102: It’s Not All Doom & Gloom: State of DEI

June 10, 2024

Ruchika Tulshyan, expert, speaker and author on DEI and founder and CEO of Candour to discuss her predictions for our work this year and beyond.

Window to the Front Line: Break Room
Frontline Employees Initiative

What Companies Can Do to Retain Frontline Employees (Blog Post)

June 10, 2024

Employee well-being should be front and center for all organizations, especially those wishing to retain their best frontline talent.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

7 Actions Your Company Should Take to Overcome Bias Against AANHPI Women (Blog Post)

June 6, 2024

HR and DEI leaders: you are empowered to steer your organizations toward cultural changes that will support these valued employees.

Are You Energized for enERGize?

June 3, 2024

Elizabeth Creveling of Zoetis offers a sneak preview of this online event for employee resource groups (ERGs).

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Inclusive Leadership

Is DEI authentic? Caroline Wanga says we need a reframe.

May 28, 2024

"Our authentic self feeds our career, workplace, and interpersonal relationships. That is non-negotiable."

Gender Pay Gap

Time Is Ticking for the EU Pay Transparency Directive

May 23, 2024

A new landmark workplace law will reshape pay practices in the EU—and it’s about time.

DEI strategies panel during catalyst awards
Inclusive Leadership

What’s Really Causing the DEI Backlash — And How to Fix It

May 21, 2024

Why do some people misunderstand diversity, equity, and inclusion and falsely assert that it leads to discrimination, exclusion, and indoctrination?

Video: Dr. Claudia Goldin Talks Childcare and Greedy Jobs

May 10, 2024

Heather Foust-Cummings, Chief Research & Development Officer talks to lauded labor economist and 2023 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Dr. Claudia Goldin about her research and the significant impact childcare challenges have on women in the workplace.

panel of speakers conversing on stage at catalyst awards
Generations

7 Lessons From 4 Generations on Working Together (Blog Post)

May 9, 2024

A Baby Boomer, a Gen Xer, a Millennial, and a Gen Zer discuss leveraging differences to work better together.

Frontline Employees Initiative

Making Work More Respectful and Rewarding for Frontline Women in Hospitality

May 7, 2024

Erica Pollard, VP of Human Resources at Marriott, explains how hospitality can be more hospitable to women in frontline roles.

Measurement

Fed Up With the Patriarchy? Don’t Get Mad, Get Data.

April 24, 2024

In "Invisible Women," author Caroline Criado Perez exposes the myriad gaps in data where women should be.

Organizational Culture Change

Multinational DEI Leaders Reveal How to Equalise Workplace Benefits

April 22, 2024

Five lessons about equality and inclusion in workplace benefits from top DEI leaders at global organizations.

Employee Resource Groups

How to Maximize the Potential of Your ERGs

April 18, 2024

Dow Chemical’s Shruti Bahadur and Tiffany D. Torain share insights on maximizing your ERG's potential.

MARC

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