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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Top Resources

Quick Take: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter

Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.

Top Resources

Quick Take: Women’s Earnings—The Wage Gap

Facts and figures on the gender wage-gaps that women—young and old—experience worldwide.

Business Case

Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs

Catalyst looks at trends among women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.

Future of Work

Trend Brief: Gender Bias in AI

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

Future of Work

Trend Brief: CEO Activism

People around the world want CEOs to take 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.

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.

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Find out which women are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies.

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: How to Combat Unconscious Bias as an Individual

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

Unconscious Bias

Infographic: What is Unconscious Bias?

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

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

Quick Take: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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.

Top Resources

Quick Take: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues

Find the statistics you need regarding LGBT populations around the world and their work environments.

Inclusion

Historical List of Women CEOs of the Fortune Lists: 1972-2019

The only complete listing of all the women who have been CEO in the Fortune listings.

Board Diversity

Infographique: Accord Catalyst 2022

Les signataires de Catalyst Accord obtiennent des résultats mesurables dans leurs organisations.

Board Diversity

Infographic: Catalyst Accord 2022—What Gets Measured Gets Done

Catalyst Accord signatories are seeing measurable results at their organizations.

Inclusion

Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—United States

A snapshot of the state of American women in the workforce, including in leadership and management.

Inclusion

Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Canada

How does Canada's increasing, diversifying, and aging population impact working women?

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Quick Take: People of Colour in Canada

Facts and figures about Canada's people of colour population in the workplace and education.

Business Case

Quick Take: Women in Financial Services

A look at the state of women working in specific occupations that fall within the field of financial services.

Sexual Harassment

Infographique : Le harcèlement sexuel en milieu de travail — ce que les employés doivent savoir

Chaque employé a la responsabilité d’aider à créer un milieu de travail équitable, sécuritaire et respectueux.