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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Webinar Recording: A Reflection of the Impact of COVID – 19 on the Workplace

Learn ways that Catalyst has supported employees, lessons learned from corporations/industry leaders and things to anticipate as we enter the second year of navigating the global pandemic.

Emotional Tax

Tool: CatalystX Discussion Facilitation Guide—Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace

This Supporter-Only post-course discussion facilitation guide is for organizations to drive home learnings from the CatalystX course, Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace.


Ask Catalyst Express: Intersectionality

These resources help you learn the meaning of "intersectionality" and how to address inequities from an intersectional framework.


Flip the Script: Cultural Sensitivity in Global Workplaces (Infographic)

These scripts help you start to get to know colleagues better without unintentionally devaluing their heritage and history.


Getting to Know MARC

MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—is a Catalyst initiative that inspires men to leverage their unique opportunity and responsibility to be advocates for equity.

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.


Flip the Script: Empathy in the Workplace (Infographic)

Practice building your empathy skills to form stronger bonds with team members and foster an inclusive workplace for everyone.

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6.0% of S&P 500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Webinar Recording: International Women’s Day

Listen to some of the most prominent and influential leaders in gender equality for a powerful conversation about “Choosing to Challenge” the workplace and societal norms and defaults of the past, toward building a more inclusive, equitable, and bias-free future for all.

Top Resources

Generations—Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce: Quick Take

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

Webinar Recording: How to Apply for the Catalyst Award 2022

Learn more as our Award Chair shares insights about the rigorous and worthwhile process and details for submitting an application.


Why Leaders Must Connect More During Times of Crisis (Report)

Here are steps leaders should take to show openness and vulnerability authentically to connect with their team at work.

Webinar Recording: Intersectionality: Cultivating Workplaces That Work for All Women

Hear from our panel as they discuss Intersectionality and how social identities overlap with each other as well as other topics.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources offer information about Indigenous Peoples of Latin America in the workplace and beyond.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources offer information about Indigenous Peoples in the United States in the workplace and beyond.

Webinar Recording: Engaging in Conversations on Race and Racism

Over the last year, various companies within corporate America have invested and contributed to advancing racial equity in the workplace. However, building workplace inclusion and equity is a journey that takes time to develop.

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Women in the Workforce – Global: Quick Take

In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Indigenous Peoples in Canada: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources help you learn about the oppression of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and how it continues in various forms.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces

Catalyst research finds many Indigenous Peoples in Canada pay an Emotional Tax at work and identifies ways managers can help.


Covid-19 & Beyond: Don’t Lose Progress on Gender Equity During A Crisis (Topic Overview)

Review this checklist of actions organizations can take to keep the focus on gender equity during times of crisis.