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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Catalyst Measuring for Change Event: Nuts and Bolts: Building and Growing Your DEI Measurement Process (Webinar Recording)

The importance of a robust DE&I measurement process cannot be overstated, but companies often struggle with this.

Future of Work

Dow: Combatting Microaggressions Webinar Recording

Dow’s HR team and the Office of Inclusion, along with education technology company Mursion, created learning modules featuring virtual reality simulations for leaders, covering the topics of microaggressions and bias in performance evaluations.

Emotional Tax

Emotional Tax and Work Teams (Infographic)

View the key findings from the Catalyst report, Emotional Tax and Work Teams: A View From 5 Countries.

Emotional Tax

Emotional Tax and Work Teams (Report)

This report reveals that experiences of emotional tax in the workplace are pervasive in Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK, and US.

Inclusive Leadership

Abortion Access and the Workplace (Report)

Learn what employees really want from their employers when it comes to abortion access and reproductive healthcare.

Words Aren’t Enough: The Risks of Performative Policies (Webinar Recording)

Discover tools for successfully implementing genuine policies and hear practical steps from DEI leaders for driving equity and inclusion.

Interrupting Sexism Is Not Up for Debate (Webinar Recording)

This dialogue, based on recent research, will explore how masculine anxiety and interrupting sexism are linked.

Gender Bias

Menopause in the Workplace (Topic Overview)

When people experiencing menopause are not adequately supported, they may feel and/or be excluded from leadership, leading to attrition.

Latinx Women Looking Ahead — Lessons Learned From Pioneering Women in Pay Equity (Webinar Recording)

Learn what Latina advocates for women at work are doing and what women can do today to demand more.

Engaging Men

Gender Partnership: What, Why, How (Tool)

This tool explains what gender partnership is, why it's important for people of all genders, and how to implement this strategy.

MARC

Benevolent Sexism: Flip the Script (Infographic)

Have you ever tried to defend a woman coworker? You may have unintentionally sabotaged her instead. Learn about benevolent sexism.

Allyship in the Workplace: Building Community with Inclusive Practices in Times of Crisis (Webinar Recording)

Learn how allyship can serve as the impetus for connecting across differences, while creating a sustainable, inclusive work environment.

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.

Women in the Workforce: India (Quick Take)

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

STEM

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) (Quick Take)

Data and sources for women in STEM industries in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States.

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.

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.

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.

The World’s First Gender Data Tool, Raising Transparency in Investing (Roundtable Recording)

Discover the world’s first gender data tool, which shows the gender composition of top executive teams.

Organizational Culture Change

Men Interrupting Sexism: A View from 12 Countries

What can organizations do to help men become better partners in the struggle against workplace sexism?