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 5% of S&P500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

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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.

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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: 1972-2019

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

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – United States: Quick Take

Data overview of American women in the workforce, including in leadership and management.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

People of Colour in Canada: Quick Take

Facts and figures about Canada's people of colour population in the workplace and education.

Inclusion

Women in the Workforce – Canada: Quick Take

How does Canada's increasing, diversifying, and aging population impact working women?

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.

Business Case

Women in Energy – Gas, Mining, and Oil: Quick Take

A statistical overview of women working in the male-dominated energy industry—including mining, gas, and oil—globally, in Canada, and in the United States.

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Women in Government: Quick Take

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

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – Mexico: Quick Take

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

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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

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.

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.

Business Case

Buying Power: Quick Take

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

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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.

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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 Law: Quick Take

Data and sources on women in law in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

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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.