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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Champions For Change

2024 C4C Toolkit

Access the 2024 Champions For Change Toolkit and celebrate the honor of being amongst over 80+ leaders and corporations who've made a pledge to collect, track, and share corporate data around pay equity, employee retention and gender representation at all levels.

In-Person Executive Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Future of Work – What do workers want from their leaders?

Join us for an engaging conversation with Catalyst President & CEO Lorraine Hariton and a senior Steelcase executive on the steps we all need to take to be an employer of choice. 

DEI 101

Pyramid: Women in the United States Workforce (Infographic)

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


Beginning a Measurement Process (Tool)

Whether your organization is just starting its workforce measurement strategy or expanding it, this tool has the resources you need.

Board Diversity

2022 Catalyst Accord Report

Catalyst Accord signatories see measurable success at their organizations, outperforming their peers in women's representation in corporate Canada.

Business Case

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.

Organizational Culture Change

How Boston Scientific Won the Catalyst Award

Between 2017 and 2020, women in executive leadership roles at global organization Boston Scientific increased from 12.5% to 26.7%.

Board Diversity

How to Get More Women of Color into the Boardroom (Blog Post)

Catalyst's Meesha Rosa speaks about board readiness, sponsorship, and the ongoing work of the Catalyst Women On Board™ initiative.

Board Diversity

LinkedIn Live: Advancing Progress For Women of Color in Leadership

Join us for a conversation about advancing progress for women of color in the C-suite and corporate governance.

Board Diversity

New Board Census Data from the Missing Pieces Report Unveiled (Media Release)

Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD) and Deloitte report shows women and minorities continue to make progress in board representation, with over 40% diversity nearly quadrupling since 2010.

Board Diversity

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.

Catalyst Welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as New Board Chair (Media Release)

Catalyst welcomes Accenture CEO Julie Sweet as new Board chair and eight new Board members driving workplace equity and inclusion.

EY Black History Month Executive Conference

An immersive experience examining how corporate America and communities can promote and build on the similarities that unite us, while embracing the strength in the differences that define us.

Champions For Change

Towards a More Equitable Future (Report)

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

Catalyst Welcomes Six New Members to Board of Directors (Media Release)

Inclusive leaders named to help shape Catalyst’s future.

Catalyst Names New Executive Director in Canada (Media Release)

Vandana Juneja is the new Executive Director of Catalyst in Canada. Four new members also join the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board.

Board Diversity

Women in Leadership at S&P/ TSX Companies (Report)

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

Un rapport illustre les progrès réalisés par les femmes au sein des conseils d’administration des plus grandes entreprises canadiennes (Communiqué de presse)

Toronto (Ontario) –Un nouveau rapport de Catalyst et du Club des 30 % du Canada, « Les femmes occupant des postes de…

Report Shows Progress for Women on Boards & Executive Teams at Canada’s Largest Companies (Media Release)

Toronto, ON – A new report from Catalyst and the 30% Club Canada, Women in Leadership at S&P/TSX Companies, reveals…

Board Diversity

Socioeconomic Board Diversity (Trend Brief)

Having women on board is a start. But socioeconomic board diversity means also representing the interests of non-executive employees.