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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Top Resources

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.

Top Resources

List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Only 6.0% of S&P 500 CEOs are women. See which companies put women at the top of their C-suites.

Top Resources

Generations—Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce: Quick Take

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

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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.

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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 Government: Quick Take

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

Covid-19

The Detrimental Impact of Covid-19 on Gender and Racial Equality: Quick Take

As childcare needs go unmet and mental health strains skyrocket during Covid-19, women are disproportionately losing ground and losing jobs.

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.

Top Resources

Women in the Workforce – India: Quick Take

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

Work-Life Effectiveness

Working Parents: Quick Take

How do family composition and paid leave for parents compare around the world?

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.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce – United States: Quick Take

Data overview of American women at all levels of the workforce, updated to reflect changes during Covid-19 pandemic.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

The Impact of Structural Racism on Black Americans

Many disparities between US Black and White communities stem from a long history of discriminatory and dehumanizing laws and policies.

Inclusion

Women in the Workforce – Canada: Quick Take

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

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Women in Management: Quick Take

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

Top Resources

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.

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.

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.