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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Board Diversity

Report: Missing Pieces Report: Board Diversity Census

This Missing Pieces Report, 6th edition highlights the progress to-date that has or has not been made in the equitable representation of women and minorities on corporate boards.

MARC

Masculine Anxiety and Interrupting Sexism at Work

Learn what masculine anxiety is and how it links to interrupting or not interrupting sexism in the workplace.

Engaging Men

Men’s Stories of Interrupting Sexism

Men committed to gender advocacy share their stories and insights. Available in English and French.

Inclusion

Why Leaders Must Connect More During Times of Crisis (Report)

Here are steps leaders should take to show openness and vulnerability authentically to connect with their team at work.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces

Catalyst research finds many Indigenous Peoples in Canada pay an Emotional Tax at work and identifies ways managers can help.

Inclusion

Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Color at Work

Catalyst research shows that allyship and curiosity help create a more inclusive, welcoming workplace for people of color.

Inclusion

The Trust Gap: The Impact on Employees in Europe

A new report from Catalyst reveals that only 46% of employees in Europe report often or always being trusted at work.

Future of Work

Scenario Planning for the Future of Work

Scenario planning is a helpful futurist methodology for leaders and organizations, especially during times of uncertainty.

Champions For Change

Towards a More Equitable Future

Catalyst CEO Champions For Change companies renewed their commitment to advancing women, particularly women of color, in the workplace in 2020.

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Intersectionality: When Identities Converge

An intersectional framework can be foundational to a more inclusive working environment. Learn what intersectionality is and is not.

Covid-19

The Impact of Covid-19 on Working Parents

Many working parents fear parenthood is a strike against them in the workplace during Covid-19, according to a new survey.

MARC

Interrupting Sexism at Work: What Drives Men to Respond Directly or Do Nothing? (Report)

New Catalyst research examines what influences men’s willingness and ability to interrupt sexism at work.

MARC

How Men Respond to Sexism in a Climate of Silence (Report)

New Catalyst research reveals that a climate of silence hinders men’s willingness to interrupt sexist behavior.

MARC

Cómo Responden los Hombres al Sexismo en un Clima de Silencio (Reporte)

Investigación reciente de Catalyst revela que un clima de silencio dificulta la disposición de los hombres de interrumpir el comportamiento sexista.

Covid-19

Covid-19: Women, Equity, and Inclusion in the Future of Work (Report)

In the wake of Covid-19, Catalyst offers a path to a more equitable, inclusive, and fulfilling workplace.

Board Diversity

Report: Women in Leadership at S&P/ TSX Companies

Canada’s largest companies are leading the pack to accelerate progress for women.

Board Diversity

Rapport : Les femmes occupant des postes de haute direction au sein des entreprises du S&P/ TSX

Les plus grandes entreprises canadiennes sont en tête de ligne quant à l’accélération du progrès des femmes

Board Diversity

Report: Missing Pieces Report: Industry View

The Missing Pieces Report: The 2018 Board Diversity Census of Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards (Missing Pieces Report), a collaboration between the Alliance for Board Diversity and Deloitte, examined progress made from 2016 to 2018 in adding women and minorities to public company boards of directors across America’s largest companies.

Champions For Change

New Report on Catalyst CEO Champions for Change Released

Champion companies had a higher percentage of women in leadership positions at every level compared to their global peers.

Inclusion

Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership (Report)

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