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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.

Inclusion

Five Tips for Future-Proofing Your Workplace

July 18, 2019

What are you doing to make sure your organization will be successful in the future?

Gender Pay Gap

Why the Chants of Equal Pay at the Women’s World Cup Matter

July 10, 2019

The USWNT are stars who produce results—and revenue—for their employers. So why aren’t they compensated fairly?

Talent Management Practices

7 Things You Can Do to Recruit Women of Color

June 27, 2019

Bias is baked into many organizations' hiring practices. Here's how to change that so you recruit and hire more black women and other women of color.

Employee Resource Groups

The Power and Purpose of Employee Resource Groups

June 19, 2019

Some key takeaways from Catalyst's ERLI conference series on employee resource groups (ERGS).

MARC

10 Reasons Every Company Should Offer Paid Paternity Leave (And Every Father Should Take It)

June 12, 2019

Not only do men want the option, but workplaces and organizations can benefit from giving it.

STEM

How I Learned to Excel in a Male-Dominated Workplace

June 6, 2019

Sodexo's Melinda Gorgenyi details her rise to the top in the field of facilities management.

Inclusion

12 Diversity & Inclusion Terms You Need to Know

May 30, 2019

Share this glossary with your colleagues, teams, and leaders so that you’re all speaking the same inclusive language.  

Employee Resource Groups

What’s Next for Employee Resource Groups

May 22, 2019

Bank of America's Wil Lewis shares his view of employee networks and employee resource groups (ERGs) in shaping Bank of America’s culture.  

Culture Change

More Women in Leadership: How, Why, and When

May 20, 2019
Advancing Your Own Career

5 Inspiring Podcasts for Women Leaders

May 16, 2019

Check out these stand-out podcasts hosted by women, including women of color, and featuring inspiring women leaders as guests.

Advancing Your Own Career

7 Crucial Career Lessons From Mothers

May 10, 2019

Catalyst staff share lessons learned from mothers and grandmothers that they've taken to heart.

Inclusion

Learn How to Run Inclusive Meetings in 10 Minutes

May 6, 2019

Try out our new Catalyst Knowledge Bursts with this preview on running more inclusive meetings.

MARC

Build Teams on Cultural Contribution, Not Cultural Fit

May 3, 2019

Strategies for building awareness, participating effectively, and accelerating progress on gender balance.

Gender Pay Gap

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 the 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]