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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Webinar Recording: Women on the Front Line: Enabling Them to Thrive, Stay, and Perform

In this webinar, Catalyst unveils new cutting-edge research, in partnership with Accenture, and actionable product toolkits for frontline executives and managers that will offer resources and best practices for advancing equity in the workplace

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Webinar Recording: Prioritizing DEI Progress During Uncertain Times: Using Accountability to Drive Change

Watch the Hartford executives discuss and further explore their award-winning initiative, and the steps implemented to use accountability to move the needle in the DEI space.

Frontline Employees Initiative

Manager Tool: Moments That Matter

Empower frontline supervisors to build rewarding environments for women with 24 scenario-based learning cards and a collection of video and audio micro-learnings.

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Recruitment and Retention

Google: Stay & Thrive (Practices)

Learn about Google's Retentions and Progression program, Stay and Thrive, as a means of creating more equitable workplaces.

Frontline Employees Initiative

Women on the Front Line: Enabling Them to Thrive, Stay, and Perform (Report)

Women working frontline roles in retail, hospitality, and manufacturing need workplaces that respect their health, well-being, and talent.

Gender Bias

Fact Checking the Barbie Speech (Infographic)

The Barbie film launched a huge conversation around feminism and the status of gender equity in the world today.

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Engaging Men

Webinar Recording: Gender Partnership: What, Why and How

Watch this webinar as we discuss what gender partnership looks like, why engaging men in gender partnership is important, and how to implement this strategy in your organization. 

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Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

How Racism Shows Up at Work and the Antiracist Actions Your Organization Can Take (Report)

New Catalyst report exposes the ways employees of marginalized racial and ethnic groups experience racism at work.

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Future of Work

Next-Gen Technologists: Innovating with Latine Women (Webinar Recording)

For Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month 2023, we explored how Latine women are changing the tech landscape.


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.

Flexible Work

Inclusive Hybrid Actions for Organizations and Managers (Tool)

The future of work is flexible work. Make sure your managers—and your organization as a whole—are ready.

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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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Virtual Roundtable Recording: Reignite Employee Satisfaction and Engagement Through Inclusive Benefits and Policies

Watch this panel discussion centered on employee engagement and creating a sense of belonging in today’s work environment.

Future of Work

Affirmative Action Takeaways: 8 Steps Companies Can Take (Infographic)

Learn how your company can continue to prioritize DEI in the wake of the SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action.

Business Case

The Business Case for DEI: Ask Catalyst Express

Data and resources addressing key topics for organizations beginning to develop a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative.

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Future of Work

US Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling and the Future of DEI in Corporate America (Webinar Recording)

Experts discuss the US Supreme Court decision and the actions organizations can take to lead intentionally during this pivotal time.

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Gender Bias

Inclusion at Every Stage: Addressing Gendered Ageism (Topic Overview)

At the intersection of age and gender bias, both older (or younger) women may be disadvantaged in the workplace.


DEI Measurement: Ask Catalyst Express

To go beyond performative policies, organizations must hold themselves accountable for DEI by forming concrete, measurable goals and monitoring progress.


Leveraging Empathy to Build Antiracist Organizations (Report)

Leaders can use empathy to recognize how racial, ethnic, and cultural differences affect our perceptions, actions, and experiences at organizations.

Organizational Culture Change

How to Build a Team-Coaching Climate (Tool)

Team-coaching climates are linked to experiences of inclusion and engagement for team members, driving team innovation, citizenship, and problem-solving.