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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Future of Work

How AI Reinforces Gender Stereotypes: Trend Brief

Artificial Intelligence is only as good as humans design it to be, and humans still have work to do.

Inclusion

Report: Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership

A new study by Catalyst uncovers the role managers play in creating inclusive workplaces and highlights the elements of inclusive leadership.

Future of Work

Women and the Future of Work (Report)

Catalyst's new report on the future of work and women examines how to reimagine diversity and inclusion for the 21st century.

Gender Bias

Gendered Ageism: Trend Brief

Older workers face stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace. Consequences of ageism affect women earlier than men and in unique ways.

Future of Work

AI and Gender Bias: Trend Brief

Humans may be programming their own biases, including around gender and race, into the algorithms behind artificial intelligence.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Report: Empowering Workplaces Combat Emotional Tax for People of Colour in Canada

Learn about the experience of Emotional Tax by women of colour in Canada and the effects of empowering workplaces.

Business Case

Report: Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries

This study delves into the similarities across countries in how employees characterize inclusion and leadership behaviors that foster it.

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.

Board Diversity

Report: Missing Pieces: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

This multi-year study provides powerful metrics on the number of women and people of color in top US boardrooms.

Future of Work

CEO Activism: Trend Brief

CEOs and leaders are speaking out and taking action on social issues including race, gender, and immigration.

Champions For Change

Report: Inclusion in Action: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change

Catalyst CEO Champions For Change companies are outpacing their global peers in advancing women.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Take steps now to prevent sexual harassment with these actions taken from vetted research.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Day-to-Day Experiences of Emotional Tax Among Women and Men of Color in the Workplace

Learn what Emotional Tax is and how it affects both employees of color and organizations.

Manager Development

Report: The Modern Guide to Equality, Volume 3

This living playbook was created by The Female Quotient together with Atlantic Media Strategies and Catalyst.

Champions For Change

Report: Everyday Heroes: Catalyst CEO Champions For Change

These 50+ companies are pledging to make positive change happen for women and actually sharing their data.

Report: The Journey to Inclusion: Building Workplaces That Work for Women in Japan (Japanese Version)

『インクルージョンへの道:日本における女性が働きやすい職場づくり』

Inclusion

Report: The Journey to Inclusion: Building Workplaces That Work for Women in Japan

Explore workplace culture in Japan and, specifically, the impact of inclusion on women.

Report: 2016 Catalyst Census: Women and Men Board Directors

Find out how many women hold seats on S&P 500 boards.

Report: The Modern Guide to Equality, Volume 2

This playbook will help you disrupt your work culture, activate solutions, and create accountability standards for progress.

Board Diversity

Report: Missing Pieces: The 2016 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards

Find out how many women and people of color sat on US boards in 2016.