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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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 in Management: Quick Take

Statistical overview of women in senior management and leadership positions around the world.

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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.

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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.

Covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19 on Job Loss: Quick Take

Learn about Covid-19 job loss in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19 on Workplace Inclusion: Survey

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

Europe

Women in the Workforce – UK: Quick Take

A statistical snapshot of the population, education, labour force, and leadership positions of women in the workforce in the United Kingdom.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – Mexico: Quick Take

While important advances have been made, Mexican women still face many workplace challenges.

Business Case

Women in Financial Services: Quick Take

A look at the state of women working in specific occupations that fall within the field of financial services.

Business Case

Women in Accounting: Quick Take

Statistics on representation, the pay gap, and other issues facing women in accounting worldwide.

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter: Quick Take

Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues: Quick Take

Find the statistics you need regarding LGBT populations around the world and their work environments.

Inclusion

Historical List of Women CEOs of the Fortune Lists: 1972-2020

The only complete listing of all the women who have been CEO in the Fortune listings.

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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.

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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.