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.
Employee Resource Groups: Best Practices (Tool)
We reviewed 36 Catalyst Award-winning initiatives spanning industries and global regions to bring you leading employee resource group best practices.
Research, Reading, and Resources for the Antiracist: Ask Catalyst Express
To make constructive change, we must work to counter the biases that cause us to have very different experiences.
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…
International Women’s Day (IWD): Impacting Positive Change by Embracing Equity Webinar Recording
In celebration of International Women’s Day, and of women across all their intersecting identities, join Catalyst for a vibrant discussion on leveraging your sphere of influence to forge a fair and equal world.
Allyship in the Workplace: Leadership Practices That Support Career Advancement for Black Women
Learn how leaders and managers can support Black women and create meaningful career pathways to support their advancement and leadership.
Women in Law (Quick Take)
Data and sources on women in law in Canada, Europe, and the United States.
Performative DEI Policies: Flip the Script (Infographic)
When events that impact people from marginalized groups make news, employees expect their employers to respond authentically. Learn how.
Pyramid: Women in the United States Workforce (Infographic)
Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder.
Women CEOs of the S&P 500 (List)
Only 8.2% of S&P 500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.
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.
What Is Gender Partnership (Infographic)
Learn how to do the internal and external work to become a better gender partner in your workplace.
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 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.
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 Mentorship Isn’t Enough
Mentoring is essential to leadership development—but mentorship alone is not enough to help women advance.
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.
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.