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.

Topic Overviews

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

Emotional Tax

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

Trend Briefs

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

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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

Break the Cycle

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

Ask Catalyst Express

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

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…

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…

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…

Unwritten Rules

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

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…

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…

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

The Flexibility in Canadian Law Firms series is Catalyst’s contribution to law firm’s efforts to address work-life balance issues among their lawyers.…

Leaders in a Global Economy

Catalyst’s research series Leaders in a Global Economy explores the unprecedented challenges that require today’s companies to address the talent management of…

Women of Color in Professional Services

The Women of Color in Professional Services is a four-part research series investigating the experiences of women of color in professional services…

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…