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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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Covid-19

6 Uplifting Stories of Pandemic Parenting

Yes, it’s challenging, but it can also bring some unexpected rewards.

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6% of S&P500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Business Case

Buying Power: Quick Take

Select populations have enormous influence as consumers, which may not correspond with the size of their populations.

STEM

Women in Healthcare: Quick Take

Women, especially women of color, are underrepresented among medical doctors.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Turnover and Retention: Quick Take

What factors contribute to workplace turnover and retention among different demographic groups?

Covid-19

The Best Ways to Call Out Coronavirus Racism at Work

Three things you should never do when you witness racist microaggressions at work, and two things to always do. Read…

Women CEOs

CEOs in Underrepresented Groups

Women, women of color, women born outside of the United States, and LGBT women are underrepresented in the Fortune 500.…

Women CEOs

How Women CEOs Are Selected & Succession

Up-to-date information on women CEO selection and succession within Fortune 500 companies.

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.

Board Diversity

Women on Corporate Boards: Quick Take

Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.

Top Resources

Women in Government: Quick Take

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

Unconscious Bias

Abrasive–or Assertive? How Unconscious Bias Affected My Career

Catalyst CEO Lorraine Hariton on how unconscious bias has affected her -- and all women.

Unconscious Bias

The Catalyst #BiasCorrect International Women’s Day Campaign Returns to Interrupt Unconscious Gender Bias in the Workplace

Campaign expanded to engage men and offer tools in multiple languages.

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.

Business Case

Guide to Benchmarking Data on Women in The Workplace

A summary of gender benchmarking resources that are publicly available.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Case Study: PwC Strategy—Retaining Women By Mending Our “Broken Windows”

Sponsorship and Mentoring

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…

Generations

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.

MARC

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.

Top Resources

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.