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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Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Intersectionality: When Identities Converge

An intersectional framework can be foundational to a more inclusive working environment. Learn what intersectionality is and is not.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – Japan: Quick Take

Women are the key to Japan's labor force transformation, but they continue to face many challenges.

Webinar Recording: How to Benefit from The Influence of Diverse Perspectives on Workplace Culture

Panelists had a frank discussion on the ways Catalyst’s research plays out in society, and how an organization can harness…

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6.2% of S&P500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Inclusion

How Ombuds Programs Can Promote Diversity and Inclusion: Topic Overview

An ombuds program offers a way for both leaders and employees to help build a more inclusive workplace.

Virtual Panel Recording: Now is the Moment: Women’s Advancement in the Arts, Business, and Beyond

Catalyst and the New York Philharmonic present a timely discussion exploring the experiences of women across sectors and industries. The panel…

Webinar Recording: Canada’s Women’s History Month: Celebrating Intersectionality

Inclusive Leadership: Ask Catalyst Express

Years of documented research demonstrate that inclusive leadership plays an important role in making employees feel valuable and included, which…

Sponsorship and Mentoring

Sponsorship and Mentoring: Ask Catalyst Express

Understand the difference between role models, coaches, mentors, and sponsors with data and resources on mentorship and sponsoring women in organizations.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – India: Quick Take

An overview of working women in India, including stats on demographics, education, and diversity.

Covid-19

Lead With Inclusion Through Crisis

Learn how Catalyst Supporter organizations are leading with inclusion and reimagining the future of work as the result of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Webinar Recording: Workplace Wellness and Inclusion Through Empathy

Work-Life Effectiveness

Working Parents: Quick Take

How do family composition and paid leave for parents compare around the world?

Employee Resource Groups

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs): Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources for building beneficial and effective Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for employees and their organizations.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

People of Colour in Canada: Quick Take

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

LGBTQ+

Transgender Inclusion: Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources for companies creating more inclusive workplaces for their transgendered workers.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ Inclusion: Ask Catalyst Express

Recruit, retain, develop, and advance LGBTQ+ employees in your organization with this collection of data and resources.

Engaging Men

Engaging Men: Ask Catalyst Express

Data about how engaging men as allies, mentors, and sponsors are essential to workplace gender parity initiatives.

STEM

STEM: Ask Catalyst Express

Data and credible resources on how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) organizations can attract, promote, recruit, and retain women.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – United States: Quick Take

Data overview of American women at all levels of the workforce, updated to reflect changes during Covid-19 pandemic.