Research Series

Catalyst research is world-renowned because we don't just scratch the surface of an issue—we go to the root to discover what the issues are and how to solve them. Our experts use fact-based, scientific methods—including longitudinal panels and large-scale field studies—to examine barriers and measure success. Explore our research series to gain the in-depth information you need to make change.

Accelerating Inclusive Leadership

Catalyst's Accelerating Inclusive Leadership series of research dives into the elements of inclusive leadership at work.

Interrupting Sexism at Work

Explore conditions that encourage men to respond, or discourage them from doing so, when they witness sexism in the workplace.

Emotional Tax

Learn what Emotional Tax is and how it affects both employees of color and organizations in the US and Canada.

Break the Cycle

This suite of tools and infographic helps HR experts, managers, and senior leaders eliminate bias from talent management systems.

The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline

2009 – 2015 Catalyst’s longitudinal project, The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the…

Setting the Record Straight

2012 Catalyst’s Setting the Record Straight series used hard evidence derived primarily from Catalyst Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500…

Expanding Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia

2012 Despite increased interest, the topic of work-life effectiveness in Asia has remained relatively under-explored in the research literature, especially…

Unwritten Rules

2008 – 2011 Advancing in business is often as much about learning and playing by the rules as it is…

Women in Capital Markets

2000 – 2012 Women in Capital Markets (WCM) commissioned a series of reports that tracked the number of women in…

Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives

This series offers evidence about the most effective ways to partner with men in ending gender inequalities at work.

Flexibility in Canadian Law Firms

2005 – 2006 The Flexibility in Canadian Law Firms series is Catalyst’s contribution to law firm’s efforts to address work-life balance issues…

Leaders in a Global Economy

2003 – 2008 Catalyst’s research series Leaders in a Global Economy explored the unprecedented challenges that require companies to address the…

Women of Color in Professional Services

2007 – 2009 The Women of Color in Professional Services is a four-part research series investigating the experiences of women of…

Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities

2007 – 2009 Catalyst’s research series Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities explores how visible minority women…

Bottom Line

The business case for gender diversity asserts that organizations that develop and advance women will benefit for a number of…

Women of Color in Corporate Management

1998 – 2004 This series of reports about women of color in corporate management. This research includes separate reports on…

Catalyst Member Benchmarking

Catalyst Member Benchmarking provided benchmark data on the diversity of executive and pipeline levels that are not publicly available through…