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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Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs

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

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.

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

AI and Gender Bias: Trend Brief

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

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.

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.

Webinar Recording: Eliminating the Double Bind

Join to listen to Kimberly Doyle, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement and Consulting Services, review the three predicaments that put women in a “double bind,” and what tips and tools you can use to eliminate them.

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.

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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.

Webinar Recording: Flexible Work Arrangements

This webinar will discuss the benefits of workplace flexibility, bust myths about flexible work, and arm leaders with the tools they need to establish workplace flexibility.

Engaging Men

Ask Catalyst Express: Engaging Men

Data about how engaging men as allies, mentors, and sponsors are essential to workplace gender parity initiatives.

Talent Management Practices

Case Study: Vital Signs

See our Vital Signs in action with this example of a completed analysis.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Infographic: How and Why to Create an Empowering Workplace

Feelings of empowerment are key to creating a psychologically safe work environment where all employees can thrive.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Empowering Workplaces Combat Emotional Tax for People of Colour in Canada

Learn about the experience of Emotional Tax by women of colour in Canada and the effects of empowering workplaces.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Rapport: Combattre les effets de la charge émotionnelle chez les personnes de couleur au canada grâce à l’autonomisation au sein des milieux de travail

Les femmes de couleur au Canada vivent des impôts émotionnels et ont besoin de lieux de travail plus autonomes.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Infographique: Comment et pourquoi creer un milieu de travail qui privilegie lautonomie

Les sentiments d'autonomisation sont essentiels pour créer un environnement de travail psychologiquement sûr où tous les employés peuvent s'épanouir.

Unconscious Bias

Infographic: How to Combat Unconscious Bias as a Leader in Your Organization

Leaders can be role models demonstrating how to thoughtfully change behavior to overcome unconscious bias.

Unconscious Bias

Infographic: What is Unconscious Bias?

We all have unconscious biases. Learn more about how they work and how you can overcome them.

Unconscious Bias

Infographic: How to Combat Unconscious Bias as an Individual

Find out how you can minimize your own unconscious bias in the workplace.

Business Case

Report: Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries

This study delves into the similarities across countries in how employees characterize inclusion and leadership behaviors that foster it.

Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Quick Take

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

LGBTQ+

Webinar Recording: LGBTQ+ and Gender Expression

Whether we’re conscious of it or not, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression are personal characteristics that everyone has and uses to build trust with others.

Catalyst Inclusion Accelerator

Webinar Recording: Let’s Get Real About Measuring Inclusion and Getting Results

The session will provide insights and tools—featuring the Catalyst Inclusion Accelerator diagnostic tool—to drive and precisely measure inclusion.