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. We examine the six…

Engaging Men

Interrupting Sexism at Work

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

Topic Overviews

Topic Overviews are a Supporter-only benefit of curated, introductory short research reports on selected D&I topics. These overviews help supporters…

Culture Change

Emotional Tax

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

Future of Work

Trend Briefs

Trend Briefs are thought leadership pieces that provide an agile response to of-the-moment critical trending topics that are of importance…


Vital Signs

Chock full of key questions, step-by-step directions, compelling and customizable visuals, and leading practices, Vital Signs is a unique and…

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Now is the time to dedicate resources to help create a fairer, safer, and more respectful environment for all.

Culture Change

Flip the Script

Learn to flip the script on harmful language, providing alternatives that don't have such a high cost to your co-workers.

Top Resources

Ask Catalyst Express

Find recommended resources on select diversity and inclusion topics anytime, day or night.

Talent Management Practices

Break the Cycle

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

Employee Resource Groups

The Catalyst Guide to Employee Resource Groups

Catalyst has more than 20 years of experience working with employee resource groups (ERGs) across a variety of industries and…

Talent Management Practices

Revealing the Real Millennials

This series of infographics reveals some of the myths and facts surrounding the millennial generation.

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

Catalyst’s longitudinal project, The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline, follows the careers…

Culture Change

Unwritten Rules

Advancing in today’s business world is often as much about learning and playing by the rules as it is about…

Engaging Men

Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives

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

Bottom Line

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

Setting the Record Straight

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


Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities

Catalyst’s research series Career Advancement in Corporate Canada: A Focus on Visible Minorities explores how visible minority women and men perceive their…

Expanding Work-Life Perspectives: Talent Management in Asia

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

Women in Capital Markets

Since 2000, Women in Capital Markets (WCM) has commissioned a series of reports that tracks the number of women in the Investment Dealer…