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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Catalyst Breaks it Down: The Business Case vs. The Fairness Case (Video)

In this episode of Breaking it Down with Catalyst, DEI experts dissect the age-old debate between the “business case” and the “fairness case” for diversity initiatives.

Artificial Intelligence

Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Inclusive Workplaces: Explainer

This guide shows how to ensure that evolving AI business strategies are ethical and responsible and incorporate DEI principles.

Organizational Culture Change

How to Embed DEI Into a PESTLE Analysis: Explainer

Your organization’s PESTLE analysis will be most effective if your leaders look at it through the lens of DEI.

Webinar Recording: Active Allyship: Strengthening LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Your Company

Watch this webinar to hear our panel of experts discuss why performative policies lead to a decrease in employee trust, team performance, employee productivity, and retention.

Back view of Asian business woman talking to her colleagues about plan in video conference. Multiethnic business team using computer for a online meeting in video call. Group of people smart working from home.

Webinar Recording: Intersectionality and Pay Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders

Learn about strategies and programs to support AANHPI women at work and equalize earnings at every level. 

Catalyst Breaks It Down: Why DEI Messaging Matters Now (Video)

In this inaugural episode of Breaking it Down with Catalyst, we dive into the importance of diversity messaging in today’s corporate landscape.

Virtual Roundtable: Mental Health at Work: From Awareness to Acceptance

This discussion aims to foster an environment of understanding and support, ensuring that every team member feels valued and heard.

Webinar Recording: How to Create a Respectful and Rewarding Frontline Experience–New Catalyst Data Shows How

At the end of this webinar recording, you will have a better understanding of the challenges faced by frontline employees and what it means to attract, retain, and support them. 

Frontline Employees Initiative

Half of Frontline Employees at Risk of Leaving: What You Can Do About It

Our data show that across the board, frontline employees are not thriving. Read our new e-book to change that.

Mike Wirth and Lorraine Hariton on stage seated at the Catalyst Awards

Gender Partnership Can Change the World. Just Ask Mike Wirth. (Video)

At the 2024 Catalyst Awards, Mike Wirth, CEO of Chevron, spoke about gender partnership and the MARC by Catalyst initiative.

Recruitment and Retention

Make Equitable Hiring Decisions With Structured Interviews (Tool)

These recommendations on how to prepare for, and conduct, structured interviews may assist in reducing bias in recruitment.

Artificial Intelligence

Use AI to Attract a More Diverse Candidate Pool (Tool)

Using AI to create more equitable entry points opens the door to a much broader candidate pool.

Webinar Recording: Equalising Benefits to Drive Employee Engagement

Listen to insights and best practices for equalizing benefits and help your workforce to thrive.

Video: How to Navigate the EU Pay Transparency Directive

An expert panel of leaders talk about the challenges, pitfalls, and impact of the EU Pay Transparency Directive.

Organizational Culture Change

Essity's Courageous Conversations Initiative (Practices)

By cultivating facilitators from within their organization, Essity has been able to have courageous conversations around many dimensions of diversity.

Virtual Roundtable Recording: Women’s Health in the Workplace: Menopause

Watch this roundtable to learn about the role of organizations in supporting those going through menopause.


Video: Beyond Allyship, Stories of Impact From MARC Alums

Catalyst's Julie Nugent with Karl Preissner of P&G and Gavin Kimmel of Chevron at the Catalyst Awards.


Flip the Script: Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace-Men

Stop using common words and phrases that undermine men's ability to bring their whole authentic selves to work.

Inclusive Leadership

Be Inclusive Every Day (Infographic)

Start being more inclusive with these easy, practical, intentional actions.

Webinar Recording: Beyond Zero Sum: Embracing Gender Equity as a Win-Win Scenario

This session revealed how embracing gender partnership enriches the lives, experiences, and workplaces of people of all genders.