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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Quick Take: Women in Government
A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Mexico
While important advances have been made, Mexican women still face many workplace challenges.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Europe
How are major demographic shifts—an aging population, falling birth rates, and increasing migration—impacting European women in the workforce?
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—China
Although Chinese women hold one of Asia's highest labor-force-participation rates, cultural norms put working women at a disadvantage.
Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs
Catalyst looks at trends among women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.
Quick Take: Women on Corporate Boards
Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.
Quick Take: Buying Power
Select populations have enormous influence as consumers, which may not correspond with the size of their populations.
Quick Take: Women of Color in the United States
Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Global
In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.
Quick Take: Women in Law
Data and sources on women in law in Canada, Europe, and the United States.
Ask Catalyst Express: Transgender Inclusion
This guide helps employers create more inclusive workplaces for transgender employees—and thus, all employees.
Quick Take: Women in Male-Dominated Industries and Occupations
Women working in male-dominated industries face a variety of challenges including pervasive stereotypes and sexual harassment.
Quick Take: Women in the Automotive Industry
American and European women are underrepresented in the fields of automotive manufacturing, repair, and sales.
Quick Take: Generations—Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce
This Quick Take has revealing information about different generations in the workforce worldwide.
Quick Take: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter
Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Quick Take: Women in Management
What's the status of women in senior management and leadership positions around the world?
Ask Catalyst Express: Sponsorship and Mentoring
Whether offering or receiving a mentorship or sponsorship, learn how to make the most of the opportunity.
Quick Take: Women’s Earnings—The Wage Gap
Facts and figures on the gender wage-gaps that women—young and old—experience worldwide.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—India
An overview of working women in India, including stats on demographics, education, and diversity.
Quick Take: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.