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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Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Antiracist Leaders Must Do More (Report)

New data reveal the intersectional experiences of racism that women from marginalized racial and ethnic groups face at work

Engaging Men

What Is Gender Partnership (Infographic)

Learn how to do the internal and external work to become a better gender partner in your workplace.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Career Pathways for People From Marginalized Groups (Practices)

How Uber and Ulta Beauty create equitable career opportunities for people from marginalized groups in their organizations.

Women of Color

Women of Color in the United States (Quick Take)

Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.

How to Apply for the 2024 Catalyst Award

Has your company considered applying for the Catalyst Award? Learn insights from our Award Chair, Jennifer Thorpe-Moscon, about the rigorous and worthwhile process and details for submitting an application.

International Women’s Day 2023 Discussion Guide (Tool)

Receive guidance on hosting conversations in your workplace for International Women's Day 2023 by downloading Catalyst's Supporter-exclusive discussion guide.

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2023 Toolkit (Tool)

Learn how your company can participate in Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2023 by downloading Catalyst's Supporter-exclusive toolkit.

Measurement

Beginning a Measurement Process (Tool)

Whether your organization is just starting its workforce measurement strategy or expanding it, this tool has the resources you need.

Managing with a Sponsorship Mindset: Why Sponsorship Isn’t Enough

Mentoring is essential to leadership development—but mentorship alone is not enough to help women advance.

Supporter Only

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Councils (Topic Overview)

Learn how diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) councils help operationalize DEI efforts in an organization, from recruitment to product and talent development.

Catalyst Award Winner

How UPMC Won the 2023 Catalyst Award (Practices)

UPMC set a goal to advance women from marginalized races and ethnicities, especially into their executive workforce.

Catalyst Award Winner

How The Hartford Won the 2023 Catalyst Award (Practices)

The Hartford has created a sustainable DEI culture, implementing accountability measures, addressing unconscious bias, and revising other processes and systems

Champions For Change

Aligning Actions to Values: Catalyst CEO Champions For Change (Report)

Champion companies continue to outpace their peers in women’s representation at the executive and senior manager levels.

Breaking Through Barriers: Effective Ways to Competently & Confidently Create Workplace Equity for All

Systemic changes are vital to creating real changes in workplace culture, but traditionally marginalized employees need fully engaged leadership on their side. Learn strategies from workplace experts on how to engage others.

Women CEOs of the S&P 500 (List)

Only 6.2% of S&P 500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Future of Work

Adapt or Fail: How Managers Can Enable Everyone to Thrive at Work (Report)

Learn about a must-have leadership skill that can future-proof your organization and advance gender and racial equity.

Measurement

How to Create Transparency in DEI Measurement (Infographic)

Organizational transparency around DEI metrics not only creates accountability to customers but can also strengthen the internal focus on DEI.

Catalyst Measuring for Change Event: Nuts and Bolts: Building and Growing Your DEI Measurement Process (Webinar Recording)

The importance of a robust DE&I measurement process cannot be overstated, but companies often struggle with this.

Future of Work

Dow: Combatting Microaggressions Webinar Recording

Dow’s HR team and the Office of Inclusion, along with education technology company Mursion, created learning modules featuring virtual reality simulations for leaders, covering the topics of microaggressions and bias in performance evaluations.

Emotional Tax

Emotional Tax and Work Teams (Infographic)

View the key findings from the Catalyst report, Emotional Tax and Work Teams: A View From 5 Countries.