Board Diversity

It makes business sense for corporate boards to reflect their customers, clients, and employee base. Yet only 22.5% of board seats in the Fortune 500 are held by women, and only 4.6% are held by women of color. Explore our resources and programs for increasing board diversity and becoming a board director here.

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Pyramid: Women in S&P 500 Companies

Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder. Read…

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Infographique: Accord Catalyst 2022

Les signataires de Catalyst Accord obtiennent des résultats mesurables dans leurs organisations.

Canada

Catalyst Accord 2022 Companies Outperform TSX-Listed Companies in Advancing Women Into Leadership

Toronto, ON, June 10, 2019—Catalyst announced today that signatories of the Catalyst Accord 2022—companies pledging to increase the overall proportion…

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Accès des femmes à la haute direction des entreprises : les organisations signataires de l’Accord Catalyst 2022 surpassent les sociétés inscrites à la Bourse de Toronto

Les signataires de l’Accord Catalyst 2022 surpassent largement dans l’ensemble leurs pairs du milieu canadien des affaires.

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Infographic: Catalyst Accord 2022—What Gets Measured Gets Done

Catalyst Accord signatories are seeing measurable results at their organizations.

Inclusion

Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Canada

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

United in Diversity – A Common Challenge

The European Commission is organising this year’s annual forum to promote diversity and inclusion at the workplace. Since the principle…

Board Diversity

Six Global Business Leaders Join Catalyst’s Board of Directors

The CEOs of Altria Group, Bank of America, Dentons, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Pfizer, and Uber will lead by example. Read…

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US Initiative

Find out which board candidates and mentors/sponsors are participating in Catalyst Women On Board in the US.

Board Diversity

Catalyst Receives $1 Million Grant From Altria Group to Expand Highly Successful Catalyst Women On Board Program

Catalyst also announced nine board-ready senior executive women have been selected to participate.

Future of Work

Inside the 2019 Catalyst Awards: Highlights From the Day

What does the [email protected] look like for women? That’s what over 800 business leaders came to discuss at the 2019 Catalyst Awards…

Board Diversity

Accord Catalyst 2022: Accélerer L’Avancement des Femmes

L’Accord Catalyst 2022 fait appel aux conseils d’administration et aux PDG canadiens en leur demandant de s’engager en faveur de…

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Catalyst Accord 2022: Accelerating the Advancement of Women

The Catalyst Accord 2022 calls on Canadian boards and CEOs to pledge to accelerate the advancement of women in business.…

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Why Some Board Gender Quotas Don’t Work

Here's a close look at the results of Spain's 2007 law.

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Catalyst Women On Board™

Catalyst Women On Board™ builds a cadre of talented women corporate directors to solve the boardroom diversity challenge.

Board Diversity

Catalyst Roundtable—Toronto

Join Catalyst & Osler as we share the most recent Diversity Disclosure Practices and talk about what companies got it…

Advancing Your Own Career

My Career Toolkit: Getting On a Corporate Board

Take advantage of learning and networking opportunities that may land you a seat on a corporate board.

Global

Number of Fortune 500 Boards with over 40 Percent Diversity Doubled since 2012

The number of Fortune 500 companies with greater than 40 percent diversity has more than doubled from 69 to 145…

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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. Read…

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Recent Catalyst Women On Board Appointments

Find out which Catalyst Women On Board participants have been appointed to a corporate board recently.