Blog

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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Future of Work

“Accept Discomfort, and Make Change”: Catalyst Honours 2021 (Blog Post)

November 5, 2021

Catalyst Honours gathered virtually nearly 1,000 leaders to share lessons learned and to look ahead towards a more equitable future.

Allyship and Advocacy

Allyship and Advocacy Questions Answered (Blog Post)

October 14, 2021

Catalyst experts give you all the information you need to become a better ally and advocate for others.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

My Journey as an Afro-Latina During Covid (Blog Post)

October 5, 2021

Covid, racism, and burnout made me want a change. Here’s what I learned remote working in Costa Rica.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

How the Pandemic Affects Us: Voces Latinas (Blog Post)

September 14, 2021

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month, staffers Corin Ramos, a Chicana, and Tahiana Abad, a Dominicana, share their personal stories.

Covid-19

5 Challenges Women Face in the New, Uncertain Workplace—and What Leaders Can Do to Help (Blog Post)

August 25, 2021

The pandemic is rolling back much of women’s progress in the workplace. Here’s what leaders must do to build a more equitable future.

Board Diversity

How to Get More Women of Color into the Boardroom (Blog Post)

July 21, 2021

Catalyst's Meesha Rosa speaks about board readiness, sponsorship, and the ongoing work of the Catalyst Women On Board™ initiative.

LGBTQ+

Dow CEO: Coming Out Made Me a More Inclusive Leader (Blog Post)

June 1, 2021

No one should be afraid to bring their whole self to work, says Dow Chairman & CEO Jim Fitterling.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

After George Floyd: Addressing Racism at Work (Blog Post)

May 19, 2021

Like many organizations, Catalyst redoubled its commitment to antiracism. This is the story of our Expanding Dialogues initiative.

Organizational Culture Change

Don’t “Fake It Till You Make It" in the Workplace (Blog Post)

May 10, 2021

Employees' mental health, wellbeing, and ability to be their true, authentic selves all impact their engagement at work.

Covid-19

5 Positive Lessons from Parents During Covid-19 (Blog Post)

May 6, 2021

Five mothers at Catalyst talk about lessons learned about family and parenting during the pandemic.

Organizational Culture Change

5 Must-Read Books on Workplace DEI (Blog Post)

May 3, 2021

Catalyst's Kim Doyle recommends books on diversity, equity, and inclusion for people in various stages of their DEI journey.

Future of Work

Creating a ‘How Are You?’ Culture: Insights From the Future of Work Summit (Blog Post)

April 27, 2021

Our 2021 conference showed how to tackle inequities and build an inclusive culture - because the future of work is now.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Want to Challenge Anti-Asian Racism at Work? (Blog Post)

April 13, 2021

Three things you should never do, and two actions you should always take, when you witness anti-Asian racism.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

A Course on Emotional Tax and Racism: 6 Perspectives (Blog Post)

April 8, 2021

"I had no idea the journey it would take me through," said Human Resources Senior Director about new course.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

14 Racial Equity Terms You Should Know (Blog Post)

April 1, 2021

Learn the vocabulary you'll need for conversations about antiracism in the workplace.

Organizational Culture Change

10 Key Takeaways From the 2021 Catalyst Awards (Blog Post)

March 24, 2021

The 2021 Catalyst Awards, our largest event ever, affirmed that progress won’t pause, because equity can’t wait.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

“Open the Kimono”: A Misogynist and Racist Business Phrase (Blog Post)

March 22, 2021

Racist and misogynist language can lead to tragic outcomes, such as the March 2021 Atlanta murders of Asian American women.

Inclusive Leadership

Chobani Founder & CEO on Putting Humanity First (Blog Post)

March 9, 2021

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder/CEO, Chobani, shares how diversity and inclusion have been the key to his company’s success.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

#BlackHistoryMonth: Present-Day Heroes Are Role Models For My Daughter (Blog Post)

February 1, 2021

My daughter’s school lacked resources, and lessons about Black history were relegated to one month of the year.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Beware Performative Allyship: 3 Signs to Look For (Blog Post)

January 25, 2021

Expressing solidarity isn’t enough. Here are a few things to watch out for.