Research

Catalyst research is the foundation of all our solutions for creating equitable workplaces. We examine today's work environments and employees' experiences in them. We track representation of women in corporate leadership and determine the root causes of gender gaps. We use fact-based, scientific methods—including longitudinal panels and large-scale field studies—to explore barriers and measure success. Whether you’re looking for numbers, ideas, or solutions, Catalyst has what you need. It’s why Catalyst is the most-trusted resource for knowledge on gender and inclusive leadership in the business.

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Business Case

Guide to Benchmarking Data on Women in The Workplace

A summary of gender benchmarking resources that are publicly available.

Australia

Women in the Workforce – Australia Quick Take

How are major demographic shifts—aging populations, falling birth rates, increasing migration—impacting Australian women in the workforce?

Emotional Tax

Webinar Recording: Intersecting Identities and the Impact of Emotional Tax

Learn the effects of the intersecting dimensions of difference, explore tools and tips to reduce the consequences of Emotional Tax.

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,…

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.

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.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ Inclusion: Ask Catalyst Express

Recruit, retain, develop, and advance LGBTQ+ employees in your organization with this collection of data and resources.

LGBTQ+

Transgender Inclusion: Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources for companies creating more inclusive workplaces for their transgendered workers.

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.

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.

Sponsorship and Mentoring

Webinar Recording: Strategies for Career Advancement: The Importance of Sponsorship

In this webinar, Lorraine Hariton and Deborah Borda discuss their respective careers and share strategies for securing sponsors.

Flip the Script

Infographique: Un nouveau scénario l’orientation sexuelle en milieu de travail

Arrêtez d'utiliser ces phrases. Concentrez-vous plutôt sur les performances et les résultats.

Catalyst Award Winner

Deloitte: Inspiring Women (Case Study)

Deloitte Australia is creating scalable culture change through equity goals, progressive parental leave and flex options, and modeling from leaders.

Catalyst Award Winner

Unilever: Changing the Game, Unlocking the Future (Case Study)

Unilever combines balanced talent management practices, flexibility options, and coaching to create a company-wide inclusive culture.

Catalyst Award Winner

Medtronic: Igniting Women to Lead Through the Medtronic Women’s Network (Case Study)

Leveraging their powerful internal women's network, Medtronic is growing the women in their leadership across the organization.

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.