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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Engaging Men

Engaging Men: Barriers and Gender Norms (Report)

For men to be effective advocates for change, we must understand gender norms and personal barriers that can undermine progress.


Engaging Men: Journey Toward Equity (Report)

By engaging men in equity and inclusion conversations, organizations can create a sustaining culture that truly lives out those values.

Organizational Culture Change

Enbridge: Catalyst Award-Winning Practices

Since launching their Catalyst Award-winning initiative, Enbridge has already exceeded their 2022 goal of 30% women in manager-and-above positions.

Organizational Culture Change

Parexel: Catalyst Award-Winning Practices

Representation of women in senior leadership at Parexel increased across each job band level globally between 2014 and 2021.

Organizational Culture Change

Boston Scientific: Catalyst Award-Winning Practices

Between 2017 and 2020, women in executive leadership roles at global organization Boston Scientific increased from 12.5% to 26.7%

Gender Bias

Creating New Norms for Gender Expression & Identity (Webinar Recording)

Learn tactical steps on how to celebrate the lived and expressed genders of your teams from our speakers.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment at Work: What It Is, What It Isn’t (Topic Overview)

Don't assume you know what workplace sexual harassment looks like. Learn about the ways that culture can be a factor.

Employee Resource Groups

The Need for Employee Resource Groups (Webinar Recording)

Panelists discuss how to guide leaders and members—at all levels—to plan, launch, grow, and evolve ERGs.

Inclusive Leadership

Prioritizing Equity at a Pivotal Moment: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change (Report)

These 70+ CEOS led 11 million employees through one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.

Engaging Men

When Managers Are Open, Men Feel Heard and Interrupt Sexism (Report)

Managers are uniquely positioned to make men feel their voices are welcome and to contribute to a culture of openness.

Future of Work

Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace (Practices)

Learn how to create a hybrid work strategy that works for your company using real-world examples from these seven organizations.

Employee Resource Groups

Propelling Change through DEI Measurements (Webinar Recording)

Experts will give practical advice on measuring representation, address the questions companies should be asking, and point to the leading and lagging indicators that can help evaluate progress.

DEI 101

The Business Case for DEI: Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources addressing key topics for organizations beginning to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative.


Are You an Empathic Leader? (Quiz)

Identify your strengths as well as your areas of opportunity as a leader to build and flex your empathy skills.

Working Parents

Parental Perspectives: How COVID-19 Affected Childcare for All (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this relevant conversation to learn ways in which organizations can best support their parental employee base.

Unconscious Bias

A Conversation on Unconscious Bias (APAC Webinar Recording)

Learn more about the development tools every manager should be equipped with to ensure equal opportunities are provided to all.

5 Ways to Advance Gender Equity in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (roundtable recording)

Want to learn more about how small and medium enterprises can rebuild from the pandemic and advance gender equity?

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Racism in the Workplace: Expert Voices From Around the World (Report)

21 business leaders and scholars reveal the persistence of racism –and what we can do to move forward.

Unconscious Bias

A Conversation on Unconscious Bias (Webinar Recording)

Learn more about the development tools every manager should be equipped with to ensure equal opportunities are provided to all.

Inclusive Leadership

Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership – Sweden (Report)

A survey of employees of large Swedish corporations finds fewer than half reported having positive experiences of inclusion at work.