Leading Inward

When we lead inward, we lead through courage, humility, and curiosity so that everyone feels heard, valued, and connected—the hallmarks of an inclusive and thriving workplace culture. This archive is a collection of Catalyst’s work to Reimagine Leadership—part of our sixtieth anniversary campaign, The Great Reimagining: Equity for Women, Equity for All.



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Video: Beyond Allyship, Stories of Impact From MARC Alums

Catalyst's Julie Nugent with Karl Preissner of P&G and Gavin Kimmel of Chevron at the Catalyst Awards.

DEI 101

Effective DEI Messaging: Understanding Employee Perspectives (Infographic)

Learn what employees want companies to emphasize when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Frontline Employees Initiative

3 Ways Frontline Managers Can Improve Workplace Culture

This mini-guide is essential for anyone looking to elevate their frontline team's performance and drive sustainable growth.

Business Case

4-Step DEI Messaging Framework for HR and DEI Leaders

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

Sponsorship and Mentoring

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

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

Catalyst Honours

5 Lessons from C-Suite Diversity Champions

C-suite leaders share 5 ways to accelerate change and prevent DEI fatigue.

Organizational Culture Change

Addressing Burnout in the Workplace (Topic Overview)

Burnout has become a major global concern in the workplace. To support workers, organizations need to tackle this systemic issue.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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

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

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Cultural Sensitivity in Global Workplaces: Flip the Script (Infographic)

These scripts help you start to get to know colleagues better without unintentionally devaluing their heritage and history.

Inclusive Leadership

Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Color at Work (Report)

Catalyst research shows that allyship and curiosity help create a more inclusive, welcoming workplace for people of color.

Inclusive Leadership

The Trust Gap: The Impact on Employees in Europe (Report)

A new report from Catalyst reveals that only 46% of employees in Europe report often or always being trusted at work.


MARC Executive Dialogue

Executives will focus on enhancing their leadership credibility as they build organizational equity and inclusion.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Connecting Across Differences: Knowledge Burst

Learn how to maximize innovation and collaboration on your team by connecting across differences. Available in French and Spanish.

Inclusive Leadership

Leading Inward: Flip the Script (Infographic)

Choose your words thoughtfully to build an inclusive work culture where people are valued and connected. Change starts with you.

Inclusive Leadership

Inclusion Workshops

Give your managers the skills they need to succeed in uncertain times.

Inclusive Leadership

Lead Outward and Lead Inward to Build an Inclusive Workplace (Infographic)

There are six core behaviors of inclusive leaders that drive results and create psychological safety for employees.

Inclusive Leadership

Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership (Report)

Catalyst research demonstrates the role managers play in creating inclusive workplaces and highlights the elements of inclusive leadership.

Inclusive Communications

Create Connections, Not Conflict, in Tough Conversations: Flip the Script (Infographic)

Create opportunities for connections by using words that invite different perspectives and help people feel heard and valued.

Inclusive Communications

Respond With Heart, Not Harm, in Tough Conversations: Flip the Script (Infographic)

Respond with heart by staying engaged when discussing difficult topics, which helps to work collaboratively across differences.

Inclusive Communications

Conversation Ground Rules (Infographic)

How to create open and productive discussions in which everyone feels safe sharing their experiences and perspectives.