Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962 by Felice N. Schwartz, a passionate activist who believed that women were an untapped resource who could help meet the United States’ growing labor shortage. Now, we are the leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Our community of Supporters includes the Catalyst Board of Advisors, a group of high-level executives from leading companies who help guide our direction.
Guide to Benchmarking Data on Women in The Workplace
A summary of gender benchmarking resources that are publicly available.
Case Study: PwC Strategy—Retaining Women By Mending Our “Broken Windows”
The consulting industry can be a challenging one for retaining and advancing women. The combination of frequent travel, billable hours,…
New York Philharmonic’s Deborah Borda on Building Diverse Teams
"If we have more women in leadership roles, we’ll have a broader talent pool and better music," says Deborah Borda…
List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500
Only 5% of S&P500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.
Generation Z, the Future Workforce: Trend Brief
Learn about the future of work for Generation Z, AKA post-Millennials, iGeneration, Gen Edge, and the Sharing Generation.
5 Ways Every Man Can Challenge the Toxic Culture of Masculinity
Masculinity isn't toxic. The culture around masculinity is. Challenge these cultural constrictions and model what masculinity can be.
Women in Male-Dominated Industries and Occupations: Quick Take
Women working in male-dominated industries face a variety of challenges including pervasive stereotypes and sexual harassment.
Too Few Women of Color on Boards: Statistics and Solutions
Despite changing demographics, corporate boards are still appointing directors who look like the old directors.
Women in the Workforce – Global: Quick Take
In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.
Women in the Automotive Industry: Quick Take
American and European women are underrepresented in the fields of automotive manufacturing, repair, and sales.
Women in Academia: Quick Take
Find data and sources about women in academic careers in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States. Read…
Socioeconomic Board Diversity: Trend Brief
Having women on board is a start. But socioeconomic board diversity means also representing the interests of non-executive employees. Read…
Pyramid: Women in S&P 500 Companies
Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder. Read…
Appendix: S&P 500 Pyramid: Methodology
This is the accompanying appendix to the Women in S&P 500 Companies Pyramid.
11 Harmful Types of Unconscious Bias and How to Interrupt Them
Gender bias is just one type. Learn about others as well as how to interrupt them.
Women CEOs: Ask Catalyst Express
Trends and statistics about women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.
Learn all about the experience of Emotional Tax in American and Canadian corporate culture and how to minimize it. Read…
8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019
Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more. Read…
Catalyst CEO Interviewed by AP About Paid Parental Leave
President & CEO Lorraine Hariton's take on a proposed federal policy that would extend paid parental leave for federal employees.…
11 Trends Shaping the Future of Work for Women
Empathy will become a critical skill and other surprising takeaways from Catalyst's Women and Future of Work Symposium.