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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.

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Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Want to Challenge Anti-Asian Racism at Work?

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

Inclusion

Ask Catalyst Express: Intersectionality

These resources help you learn the meaning of "intersectionality" and how to address inequities from an intersectional framework.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

14 Racial Equity Terms You Should Know

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

Top Resources

Women’s Earnings – The Pay Gap: Quick Take

A statistical overview of the global gender pay gap, including data from Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

“Open the Kimono”: A Misogynist and Racist Business Phrase

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

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6.0% of S&P 500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites. Read…

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Generations—Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce: Quick Take

This Quick Take has revealing information about different generations in the workforce worldwide.

Inclusion

Why Leaders Must Connect More During Times of Crisis (Report)

Here are steps leaders should take to show openness and vulnerability authentically to connect with their team at work. Read…

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources offer information about Indigenous Peoples in the United States in the workplace and beyond.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – Global: Quick Take

In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces

Catalyst research finds many Indigenous Peoples in Canada pay an Emotional Tax at work and identifies ways managers can help.…

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Over Half of Indigenous Peoples in Canada Are On Guard to Experiences of Bias

Catalyst research finds many Indigenous Peoples in Canada pay an emotional tax at work and identifies ways managers can help.…

Inclusion

Covid-19 & Beyond: Don’t Lose Progress on Gender Equity During A Crisis (Topic Overview)

Review this checklist of actions organizations can take to keep the focus on gender equity during times of crisis. Read…

Top Resources

Women of Color in the United States: Quick Take

Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

#BlackHistoryMonth: Present-Day Heroes Are Role Models For My Daughter

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

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Beware Performative Allyship: 3 Signs to Look For

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

Inclusion

Curiosity and Allyship in the Workplace Create Equitable Change

Curiosity and allyship drive inclusion for people of color in the workplace, according to a new study from Catalyst. Read…

Inclusion

Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Color at Work

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

Top Resources

Women in Government: Quick Take

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

MARC

Infographic: Organizations Can Build Gender Equity Advocates

Organizations must work to create an environment that empowers all employees to be advocates. The Catalyst advocacy continuum shows how.…