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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List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6% of S&P500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – Europe: Quick Take

How are major demographic shifts—an aging population, falling birth rates, and increasing migration—impacting European women in the workforce?

Business Case

Buying Power: Quick Take

Select populations have enormous influence as consumers, which may not correspond with the size of their populations.

STEM

Women in Healthcare: Quick Take

Women, especially women of color, are underrepresented among medical doctors.

Work-Life Effectiveness

Turnover and Retention: Quick Take

What factors contribute to workplace turnover and retention among different demographic groups?

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – China: Quick Take

Although Chinese women hold one of Asia's highest labor-force-participation rates, cultural norms put working women at a disadvantage.

Top Resources

Women of Color in the United States: Quick Take

Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.

Board Diversity

Women on Corporate Boards: Quick Take

Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.

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Women in Government: Quick Take

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

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Women’s Earnings – The Pay Gap: Quick Take

A statistical overview of the global gender pay gap including data from Canada, Europe, and the United States.

Australia

Women in the Workforce – Australia Quick Take

How are major demographic shifts—aging populations, falling birth rates, increasing migration—impacting Australian women in the workforce?

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Women in Male-Dominated Industries and Occupations: Quick Take

Women working in male-dominated industries face a variety of challenges including pervasive stereotypes and sexual harassment.

Board Diversity

Too Few Women of Color on Boards: Statistics and Solutions

Despite changing demographics, corporate boards are still appointing directors who look like the old directors.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – Global: Quick Take

In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.

Business Case

Women in the Automotive Industry: Quick Take

American and European women are underrepresented in the fields of automotive manufacturing, repair, and sales.

Inclusion

Women in Academia: Quick Take

Find data and sources about women in academic careers in Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Japan, and the United States.

Sexual Harassment

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment: Quick Take

Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.

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Women in the Workforce – India: Quick Take

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

Top Resources

Generations-Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce: Quick Take

This Quick Take has revealing information about different generations in the workforce worldwide.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – Japan: Quick Take

Women are the key to Japan's labor force transformation, but they continue to face many challenges.