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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Future of Work

Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace (Practices)

Learn how to create a hybrid work strategy that works for your company using real-world examples from these seven organizations.


Getting to Know MARC (Practices)

MARC—Men Advocating Real Change—is a Catalyst initiative that inspires men to leverage their unique opportunity and responsibility to be advocates for equity.

Catalyst Award Winner

RBC: Speak Up for Inclusion (Practices)

RBC refreshed their five-year "Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint" with a decentralized organizational model and tone from the top.

Catalyst Award Winner

Barilla: An Italian Family-Owned Company’s Journey to Global Inclusion (Practices)

Barilla took a PR crisis and used their learnings to create a comprehensive, global diversity and inclusion initiative.

Inclusive Leadership

Lead With Inclusion Through Crisis (Practices)

Learn how Catalyst Supporter organizations are leading with inclusion and reimagining the future of work as the result of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recruitment and Retention

Enbridge Inc. – Diversity Dashboard (Practices)

Learn how Enbridge Inc. is working to increase the representation of women across the company through accountability and transparency.

Catalyst Award Winner

Medtronic: Igniting Women to Lead Through the Medtronic Women’s Network (Practices)

Leveraging their powerful internal women's network, Medtronic is growing the women in their leadership across the organization.

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.

Catalyst Award Winner

Deloitte: Inspiring Women (Practices)

Deloitte Australia is creating scalable culture change through equity goals, progressive parental leave and flex options, and modeling from leaders.

Recruitment and Retention

Vital Signs (Practices)

See our Vital Signs in action with this example of a completed analysis.

Catalyst Award Winner

Schneider Electric – Attracting and Retaining Women in Schneider Electric India (Practices)

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

Catalyst Award Winner

Deutsche Post DHL Group – Women in Management (Practices)

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

Catalyst Award Winner

Eli Lilly and Company – Employee Journeys and People Strategy (Practices)

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

Catalyst Award Winner

Bank of America – Investing in Women (Practices)

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

Catalyst Award Winner

IBM – Leading the Cognitive Era Powered by the Global Advancement of Women (Practices)

Catalyst Award Winner

Northrop Grumman Corporation – Building the Best Culture, Leveraging the Power of Women (Practices)

Catalyst Award Winner

Nationwide – Our Associates’ Success Drives Business Success (Practices)

Catalyst Award Winner

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) – [email protected] (Practices)

Work-Life Effectiveness

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.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Telstra – All Roles Flex (Practices)