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)

Over the past several years, a growing number of organizations have implemented solutions to enhance personal well-being and help employees…

Organizational Culture Change

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

Implemented in 2002 in response to employee survey data in which employees indicated that greater trust and flexibility would make…

Flexible Work

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.


Flexible Masculinities at Work (Infographic)

Expectations for men's behavior at work tend to be rigid and potentially harmful. Flexibility may relieve the pressure men face.

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Webinar Recording: Think Global, Act Local

Watch this webinar to gain critical insights on how you can successfully contextualize a universal DEI vision. 

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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.

Flexible Work Arrangements: Ask Catalyst Express
Flexible Work

Flexible Work Arrangements: Ask Catalyst Express

Flexible work arrangments are a work-life effectiveness talent-management strategy critical for the future of work.

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Intersectionality: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources help you learn the meaning of "intersectionality" and how to address inequities from an intersectional framework.

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

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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.

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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.


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

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

Catalyst Award Winner

Unilever: Changing the Game, Unlocking the Future (Practices)

Unilever combines balanced talent management practices, flexibility options, and coaching to create a company-wide inclusive culture.

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Generation Z, the Future Workforce (Trend Brief)

Learn about the future of work for Generation Z, AKA post-Millennials, iGeneration, Gen Edge, and the Sharing Generation.