November 2018: We Can All Break the Cycle

We Can All Break the Cycle
We all make judgments about others, whether we mean to or not. Unconscious biases can profoundly impact who gets hired, who gets promoted, and who gets left behind. For example, we may be more likely to assume a woman is compassionate and collaborative, but a man is ambitious and assertive, traits we often associate with leadership. When we evaluate talent accordingly, the result is missed opportunities. These little, often unconscious assumptions, start at the top, can add up, and cascade throughout an organization’s talent management systems. 
In order to break the cycle, managers, HR and organizations as a whole need to learn more about how to ensure they’re giving equal access to “hot jobs” and promotions to all potential hires and employees at every stage of the hiring and promotion cycle. 

Toolkit: Break The Cycle
The Break the Cycle infographic highlights how gender bias can seep into every stage of the talent management cycle and cascade down to every employee at every level.  
Three Supporter-only companion tools help people in different roles take specific action.
Senior Leaders: Self-Assessment and Action Plan . Use this tool to learn more about setting the right tone with your behavior, and how senior leaders’ influence on the talent management process can yield new senior leaders who mirror their own traits and biases.
HR Experts: Eliminating Gender Bias From the Recruitment Process . Learn how to revamp your current methods so that gender bias doesn’t seep into your talent management systems.
Managers: Eliminating Gender Bias in Development Opportunities. This tool helps managers learn how to ensure they are giving equal access to “hot jobs” and promotions.
Lastly, this blog post offers five things you need to know about the toolkit and how you can take action to reduce gender bias in talent management systems. 
  How to Combat Unconscious Bias
Unconscious bias is an implicit association or attitude about race, gender, or other characteristic, that operates beyond our control or awareness, informs our perceptions of a person or social group, and can influence our decision-making and behavior toward the target of the bias. Learn more about it with this infographic
Learn how you can combat it as a:
Leveraging Differences to Increase Innovation
In an era of global competitiveness, disruption and innovation are no longer anomalies of chance or luck. Rather, they are essential ingredients for corporate competitiveness and survival. Catalyst research shows that when employees feel included , they are more likely to innovate and contribute to their teams. Learn how to leverage employees’ differences using the competencies of an inclusive leader
MARC Leaders Workshops
"I became more aware of my own personal biases and gained a better appreciation for the critical role that men play in driving systemic change."
— MARC Leaders Participant
MARC Leaders is an immersive program focused on engaging men as change agents. These 1.5-day workshops are a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and promoting workplace equity. MARC Leaders introduces concepts critical to sustained collaboration between men and women leaders who champion inclusion. Our next workshop, Creating Partnership for Change, takes place in Chicago on Nov 29-30, 2018 and is hosted by Nutrien. Contact us to learn more.
Leading With Inclusion Workshops
Catalyst offers six unique workshops designed to help organizations build a pipeline of inclusive leaders. From inclusive communication to driving innovation through inclusion, these workshops offer solutions for all levels and perspectives. Contact us to learn more. 
Global Corner
Actions for Inclusive Leadership, November 22, Tokyo
Hosted by HP Japan Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise K.K.
An inclusive workplace is one where diverse employees belong to a team, believe in its vision, and contribute with their uniqueness to drive team citizenship and employee innovation. But inclusive leadership that creates an inclusive workplace is not only reserved for top management. Everyone can make an impact on teams at their workplace through inclusion.
In this event, participants will get insights from guest speakers who are role-modeling their own inclusive leadership, as well as develop a practical action plan for their own inclusive leadership strategy and style. Register today.
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About Catalyst CEO Champions For Change
Women make up about 51% of the US population, earn 60% of all master’s degrees, and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending. Yet only about 5% of CEOs are women, 26.5% of executives and only about 21% of board seats are held by women in the S&P 500. Learn more.
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