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Future of Work

Topic Brief: Gender Bias in AI

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

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.


Topic Brief: CEO Activism

People around the world want CEOs to take action on social issues including race, gender, and immigration.

Talent Management Practices

Tool: Break the Cycle—HR Experts: Eliminating Gender Bias From the Recruitment Process

HR Experts: Learn more about how to revamp your current methods by downloading this Supporter-only tool.

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.

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

Report: 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.

catalyst award

Webinar Recording: How to Apply for the 2020 Catalyst Award

Listen to this webinar recording to hear from the Catalyst Award Committee as they walk interested applicants through the nomination process.

Sexual Harassment

Webinar Recording: Active Bystander, Active Self – Taking Effective Action

Listen to this webinar recording to learn how to offer an effective case-based active bystander workshop at your organization.


Webinar Recording: International Women’s Day 2019

Over the course of this webinar, we shared information you and your organization can use to create a more inclusive workplace for all individuals.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Webinar Recording: Intersectionality of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity at Work

This webinar outlined the effects of the intersecting multiple dimensions of diversity, and provided tools and tips for organizations to mitigate the negative effects.

Talent Management Practices

Webinar Recording: 5 Actions Managers Can Take to Break the Gender Bias Cycle – Asia-Pacific

This webinar recording outlines the five actions managers can take to break the cycle of gender bias in development opportunities.

Advancing Your Own Career

Webinar Recording: Take Charge of Your Career—7 Tips to Negotiate Your Role

Join this webinar to hear tips on how you can negotiate your way to a more challenging and satisfying role. 

Work-Life Effectiveness

Webinar Recording: Career Breaks & Returnships—Key Strategies for Organizations

Listen to this webinar recording to hear best practices to start creating a more open and supportive workplace for all.

Talent Management Practices

Webinar Recording: 5 Actions Managers Can Take To Break The Gender Bias Cycle

This webinar recording outlines the five actions managers can take to break the cycle of gender bias in development opportunities.

Top Resources

Quick Take: Women in Government

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

Unconscious Bias

Infographique: Brisez le cycle

Éliminer les biais liés au genre dans les systèmes de gestion des talents.

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

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

Business Case

Appendix: S&P 500 Pyramid: Methodology

This is the accompanying appendix to the Women in S&P 500 Companies Pyramid.

Engaging Men

Webinar Recording: This Is How You Dad: “Maternity” Leave for Men

This webinar destigmatizes what it means for a man to take leave and illuminate the real-world experiences of the aftereffects.

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.

Catalyst Award Winner

Case Study: Deutsche Post DHL Group—Women in Management

Learn about Deutsche Post DHL Group's Catalyst Award-winning initiative.

Catalyst Award Winner

Case Study: Bank of America—Investing in Women

Learn about Bank of America's global initiative Investing in Women.

Catalyst Award Winner

Case Study: Eli Lilly and Company—Employee Journeys and People Strategy

Learn about Eli Lilly's honest, compelling initiative Employee Journeys and People Strategy.

Catalyst Award Winner

Case Study: Schneider Electric—Attracting and Retaining Women in Schneider Electric India

Learn about Schneider Electric's Catalyst Award-winning initiative.

Sponsorship and Mentoring

Webinar Recording: Fostering Sponsorship at Your Organization

This webinar highlighted what organizations can do to build sponsorships and tips to identify, develop, and sustain sponsorship programs globally.