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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Flexible Work

10 Models of Workplace Flexibility (Infographic)

This infographic illustrates 10 different workplace models and best practices for building a remote-first and flextime-first work culture.

Flexible Work

Catalyst – How Workplace Flexibility Can Promote Inclusion and Prioritize Talent (Practices)

Learn how Catalyst was able to scale and offer workplace flexibility at the same time.

Maximizing Work-Life and Workplace Flexibility (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this webinar for an in-depth look at flexibility in the workplace, drawing on leading Catalyst research, tools, and practices.

Making Flexibility Work (Webinar Recording)

This webinar discussed the types of flex work options, and how employers and employees can negotiate flexible workplace policies that work for everyone.

The Great Debate: Flexibility vs. Face Time – Busting the Myths Behind Flexible Work Arrangements (Report)

This report separates myth from fact using data from actual high-potential employees working around the world.

Flexible Work

TURCK Inc. – Life Works @TURCK: Prioritizing Employee Well-Being and Flexibility (Practices)

Organizational Culture Change

Best Buy – Enhanced Flexibility: Results-Only Work Environment at Best Buy (Practices)

Making Change – Beyond Flexibility: Work-Life Effectiveness as an Organizational Tool for High Performance (Report)

This first report in a two-part series explains the framework and concepts of work-life effectiveness (WLE).

Flexible Work

Making Change – Beyond Flexibility: Creating Champions for Work-Life Effectiveness (Report)

This tool highlights the critical role leaders play in creating WLE culture and describes how they can become WLE champions.

Flexible Work

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Lawyers State Their Case on Job Flexibility (Report)

This report shows that lawyers, particularly women lawyers, continue to perceive flexibility options as detrimental to their careers.

Business Case

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Building the Business Case for Flexibility (Report)

This report suggests strongly that work-life balance is an important issue for firms to address.

A New Approach to Flexibility: Managing the Work/Time Equation (Report)

This study evaluates the effectiveness of part-time work arrangements from the perspectives of various stakeholders.

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

Flexible Work

The Great Work/Life Divide in Canada (Report)

Catalyst-CNBC survey in Canada finds unfulfilled desire for flexible and/or remote work during the pandemic.

Flexible Work

The Great Work/Life Divide in the US (Report)

Our survey with CNBC in the US finds flexible and/or remote work is top request from employees.

Remote Work

Working Remotely: The Global Impact on Employee Experiences (Webinar Recording)

Gain insights from our latest report and hear from speakers who are planning for future workspaces.

Future of Work

Ask Catalyst Express: Inclusive Hybrid Workplaces (Curated List)

Learn how your organization can create an inclusive flexible and remote work culture with these resources from Catalyst and beyond.

Working Parents

Working Parents (Quick Take)

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


The Impact of Covid-19 on Workplace Inclusion (Quick Take)

Workplace survey during pandemic reveals optimism about gender equity but skepticism about company commitment.

Business Case

Women in Accounting (Quick Take)

Statistics on representation, the pay gap, and other issues facing women in accounting worldwide.