Catalyst Australia Resources

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Catalyst infographics depict facts and figures in a visually engaging format.

Women in Australia
Get vital information about women in Australian society and business.

A Push for Change: Women on Public Company Boards in Canada and Australia
Take a look at how many women are on public company boards in both Canada and Australia.


Catalyst’s series of Practices describe innovative organisational efforts that provide promising examples for our member organisations.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia—Opening the Door for Gender Diversity
2012 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiative
Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s initiative seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions through a variety of strategies and programs aimed at breaking down barriers women and diverse populations often face in the workplace.

National Australia Bank—Board Ready: Pathway to Potential
This initiative aims to increase gender diversity on the 120+ Australian subsidiary boards that National Australia Bank (NAB) controls by providing education, training, and opportunities for professional development so that women can secure a board seat.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association (SGLBA) Inc.—LGBT Business and Social Networking in Australia
The SGLBA provides extensive business and social networking opportunities for individuals across the full spectrum of industries, employment types, and ages, including business professionals, private consultants, retirees, and students, as well as straight allies who support the LGBTI business community.

Telstra Corporation Limited—Next Generation Gender Diversity: Accelerating Change for Women Leaders
2010 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiative
Telstra’s initiative uses an integrated approach to increase women’s representation at senior and pipeline levels and engage men as change agents, creating an inclusive culture of mentoring and networking.


Catalyst and its partners conduct rigorous counts of the exact number of women in senior leadership positions in a region.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)/Catalyst Census Reports
2012 EOWA Australian Census of Women in Leadership
The EOWA Australian Census details how many corporate leadership positions in Australia are held by women. Check out the research from 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002.


Catalyst pyramids for regions and industries graphically display the percentage of women at all levels of business.

Australian Women in Business
A graphic look at women’s share of board chairs, CEO positions, board seats, executive key managers, managers, and the labour force in Australia.

Quick Takes

Catalyst Quick Takes are statistical overviews that synthesise governmental census data, industry data, and other relevant secondary sources.

Women in the Labour Force in Australia
Take a close look at demographics surrounding women in the Australian labour force.
Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and United States
A statistical comparison of the population, labour force, and professional specialty positions of Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa, and the U.S.
Women in Gas, Mining & Oil in Australia, Canada, & the U.S.
Statistics surrounding women in the gas, mining, and oil industry in Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
Global Women
Statistics about women and men in the labor force, globally.
Women’s Earnings and Income
Learn about the wage gap in the U.S., Canada, and globally.
Women in Government
Statistics on women in Canadian, U.S., and international governments.
Women in Accounting
Statistics about women working in the accounting industry in the U.S., Canada, and other countries around the world.
Women in Management, Global Comparison
A comparison of the percentage of leadership positions held by women throughout the world.
Women in Financial Services
Statistics about women working in financial services in the U.S., Canada, and other countries around the world.
Working Parents
Statistical overview of working parents in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and other countries around the world.
Family Leave - U.S., Canada, and Global
Statistics about family leave policies in the U.S., Canada, and other countries around the world.


Catalyst members-only tools guide you step-by-step in making change.

Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Inclusion: Advocating Change Across Contexts
A series of questions will help you to think critically about potential barriers to LGBTI inclusion globally and understand how to implement successful policies and programs across contexts.