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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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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”

The consulting industry can be a challenging one for retaining and advancing women. The combination of frequent travel, billable hours,…

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…

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.

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.

Board Diversity

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.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – Global: Quick Take

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

Business Case

Women in the Automotive Industry: Quick Take

American and European women are underrepresented in the fields of automotive manufacturing, repair, and sales.

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…

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.