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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Business Case

Women in Law (Quick Take)

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

DEI 101

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.

DEI 101

Generations: Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce (Quick Take)

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

DEI 101

Women in the Workforce: Global (Quick Take)

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

DEI 101

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.

DEI 101

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.

DEI 101

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?

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

People of Colour in Canada (Quick Take)

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

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

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.

Business Case

Women in the Workforce: Canada (Quick Take)

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

DEI 101

Women in Management (Quick Take)

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

DEI 101

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.

Organizational Culture Change

The Impact of Covid-19 on Workplace Inclusion (Quick Take)

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

Business Case

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.