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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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Inclusion

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…

Board Diversity

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…

Top Resources

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…

Top Resources

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.

Business Case

Appendix: S&P 500 Pyramid: Methodology

This is the accompanying appendix to the Women in S&P 500 Companies Pyramid.

Unconscious Bias

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.

Business Case

Women CEOs: Ask Catalyst Express

Trends and statistics about women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.

Culture Change

Emotional Tax

Learn all about the experience of Emotional Tax in American and Canadian corporate culture and how to minimize it. Read…

Top Resources

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…

Working Parents

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.…

Future of Work

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.

Unconscious Bias

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Ask Catalyst Express

Resources in various formats to help employees at all levels mitigate the effects of their own biases.

Champions For Change

Global CEOs Who Pledged to Advance Women Are Making Progress

NEW YORK (December 10, 2019)–The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change, who took a pledge to advance more women, including women…

Champions For Change

Report: Progress in Action: Catalyst CEO Champions For Change

Champion companies had a higher percentage of women in leadership positions at every level compared to their global peers. Read…

Top Resources

Women in Government: Quick Take

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

Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Quick Take

Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.

Women’s eNews Corporate Equality Awards

Women’s eNews Corporate Equality Awards honors companies that are spearheading gender equality efforts within their firms. As part of the celebratory…

Inclusion

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.

Inclusion

Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership

The latest Catalyst research has uncovered a model of leadership that boosts an employee’s experiences of psychological safety.

MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change – Boston, MA

MARC Leaders is an immersive and interactive 1.5-day cross-company workshop that inspires participants to stand up for gender equity. Read…