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.


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.

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…

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

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…

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Women of Color in Corporate Management

Since the 1990s, Catalyst has released a continuous stream of  research on women of color in corporate management. This series…

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.…

Talent Management Practices

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…

Catalyst Member Benchmarking

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