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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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.

Business Case

Appendix: S&P 500 Pyramid: Methodology

This is the accompanying appendix to the Women in S&P 500 Companies Pyramid.

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.

Business Case

Women CEOs: Ask Catalyst Express

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

Unconscious Bias

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Ask Catalyst Express

Resources in various formats to help employees at all levels mitigate the effects of their own biases.

Champions For Change

New Report on Catalyst CEO Champions for Change Released

Champion companies had a higher percentage of women in leadership positions at every level compared to their global peers.

Top Resources

Women in Government: Quick Take

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

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.

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.