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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Future of Work

Women and the Future of Work (Report)

Catalyst's new report on the future of work and women examines how to reimagine diversity and inclusion for the 21st century.

Business Case

Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs

Trends and statistics about women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in the S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.

Future of Work

AI and Gender Bias: Trend Brief

Humans may be programming their own biases, including around gender and race, into the algorithms behind artificial intelligence.

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.

Future of Work

CEO Activism: Trend Brief

CEOs and leaders are speaking out and taking action on social issues including race, gender, and immigration.

Talent Management Practices

Break the Cycle—HR Experts

HR Experts: Learn more about how to revamp your current methods by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

Top Resources

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter: Quick Take

Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.

Sexual Harassment

Infographic: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace—What Employees Need to Know

Explore how you can take action to stop sexual harassment in your workplace and community.

Sexual Harassment

Infographic: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace—What Employers Need to Know

Learn how you can dedicate resources to help create a fairer, safer, and more respectful environment for all.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace

Learn what Emotional Tax is and how it affects both employees of color and organizations.

Future of Work

How AI Reinforces Gender Stereotypes: Trend Brief

Artificial Intelligence is only as good as humans design it to be, and humans still have work to do.

Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Quick Take

Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.

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

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.

Engaging Men

Webinar Recording: When Do People Intervene?

In this webinar, you will see the conditions whereby people intervene and learn what it looks like when they do.

Inclusion

Lead Outward and Lead Inward to Build an Inclusive Workplace (Infographic)

There are six core behaviors of inclusive leaders that drive results and create psychological safety for employees.

Inclusion

Report: Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership

A new study by Catalyst uncovers the role managers play in creating inclusive workplaces and highlights the elements of inclusive leadership.

Webinar Recording: Optimize Your Workforce Data Using Catalyst’s Vital Signs – Asia Pacific

This webinar will teach you how to use Vital Signs to tell the story of historical trends and track patterns.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – India: Quick Take

An overview of working women in India, including stats on demographics, education, and diversity.

Top Resources

Generations-Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce: Quick Take

This Quick Take has revealing information about different generations in the workforce worldwide.

Gender Bias

Gendered Ageism: Trend Brief

Older workers face stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace. Consequences of ageism affect women earlier than men and in unique ways.

Inclusion

Overcoming Conversation Roadblocks (Infographic)

Do you fear saying the wrong thing? Not sure how to respond to coworkers' insensitive remarks? Here are common roadblocks to communication and how to overcome them.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Hispanic LatinX Webinar Recording

Guest speakers describe what it’s like being of Hispanic-Latinx descent at work and how they achieved success.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Ask Catalyst Express: Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexible work arrangments are a work-life effectiveness talent-management strategy critical for the future of work.

Top Resources

Ask Catalyst Express: Creating a D&I Strategy

Data and resources addressing key topics for organizations beginning to develop a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative.

Top Resources

Ask Catalyst Express: Organizational Structures for D&I

Data and resources addressing key topics for organizations beginning to develop a Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) initiative.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – Japan: Quick Take

Women are the key to Japan's labor force transformation, but they continue to face many challenges.