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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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.

Top Resources

Women of Color in the United States: Quick Take

Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.

Board Diversity

Women on Corporate Boards: Quick Take

Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.

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

Women in Government: Quick Take

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

Unconscious Bias

Webinar Recording: International Women’s Day 2020: Now Is The Moment To #BiasCorrect

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual day of awareness-building and celebration, dedicated to accelerating the progress of women’s social,…

Board Diversity

Report: Women in Leadership at S&P/ TSX Companies

Canada’s largest companies are leading the pack to accelerate progress for women.

Board Diversity

Rapport : Les femmes occupant des postes de haute direction au sein des entreprises du S&P/ TSX

Les plus grandes entreprises canadiennes sont en tête de ligne quant à l’accélération du progrès des femmes

Top Resources

Women’s Earnings – The Pay Gap: Quick Take

A statistical overview of the global gender pay gap including data from Canada, Europe, and the United States.

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.

Inclusion

Webinar: How to Apply for the 2021 Catalyst Award

Learn more as our Award Co-Chairs share insights about the process to submit an application for the Catalyst Awards.

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”

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.