Gender Bias

Gendered stereotypes result in sexism and can create structural barriers that perpetuate workplace gender inequality. Catalyst research finds, for example, that women leaders perceived as nurturing or emotional are liked but not considered competent. We show how organizations can identify and interrupt gender bias in workplace processes and culture.



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Episode 102: It’s Not All Doom & Gloom: State of DEI

Ruchika Tulshyan, expert, speaker and author on DEI and founder and CEO of Candour to discuss her predictions for our work this year and beyond.

Recruitment and Retention

Make Equitable Hiring Decisions With Structured Interviews (Tool)

These recommendations on how to prepare for, and conduct, structured interviews may assist in reducing bias in recruitment.


Fed Up With the Patriarchy? Don’t Get Mad, Get Data.

In "Invisible Women," author Caroline Criado Perez exposes the myriad gaps in data where women should be.

Gender Bias

Here’s What Hillary Rodham Clinton Told the Catalyst Community About Gender Parity

The trailblazing former secretary of state, senator, and first lady offered practical advice on how to challenge systemic barriers.

Virtual Roundtable Recording: Women’s Health in the Workplace: Menopause

Watch this roundtable to learn about the role of organizations in supporting those going through menopause.


Video: Beyond Allyship, Stories of Impact From MARC Alums

Catalyst's Julie Nugent with Karl Preissner of P&G and Gavin Kimmel of Chevron at the Catalyst Awards.

Catalyst Awards

The 2024 Catalyst Awards: The Catalyst Effect in Action

On 12 March, over 2,000 people gathered in midtown Manhattan and online for the 2024 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

Virtual Roundtable: Women’s Health in the Workplace: Menopause

This event aims to raise awareness about the impact of menopause on women in the workplace and to provide practical guidance for organizations to support their employees.

Inclusive Leadership

7 Things You Can Do for Women at Work, Including Yourself, This International Women’s Day

We invited four remarkable women to share how they are blazing a path towards a more equitable future of work.

Gender Bias

The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership (Infographic)

Gender stereotypes and the “think leader, think male” mindset create a no-win situation for women leaders. 

Gender Bias

Flip the Script: Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace – Women (Infographic)

Stop using these common words, which harm women's advancement opportunities, and focus on performance and outcomes instead.

Gender Bias

Fact Checking the Barbie Speech (Infographic)

The Barbie film launched a huge conversation around feminism and the status of gender equity in the world today.

Webinar: Leadership Accountability & Gender Partnership: Engaging Men to Increase Inclusion

Join us to gain valuable insights from Southwire’s journey with Catalyst’s Men Advocating Real Change (MARC) program and the evolution of their internal approach to DEI accountability and action.

Active Allyship: Strengthening LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Your Company (Webinar)

How can companies move beyond inclusive-language practices and take more meaningful action to retain and attract LGBTQ+ employees?

Webinar: Driving the Catalyst Effect: Women Leaders Cultivating Workplace Equity 

At the end of this webinar, you will be galvanized to champion inclusion for women of all backgrounds.

Black History Month Webinar: Black Women and the Glass Cliff

Join this webinar to explore the experiences of Black women in leadership roles with the "glass cliff" - the idea that even when women do reach the top levels of the corporate ladder, they do so during periods when the company experiences poor performance or turmoil and thus their positions are inherently risky and precarious.

Gender Bias

Inclusion at Every Stage: Addressing Gendered Ageism (Topic Overview)

At the intersection of age and gender bias, both older (or younger) women may be disadvantaged in the workplace.

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. 

Joint Catalyst & ExecuShe Panel Discussion: The Corporate Gender Power Gap

One in five top executives globally are women, but when it comes to decision-making power men hold nine times more power in corporate leadership.

Not just a ‘Women’s Issue’: How Gender Equality Benefits Men Too

About this event Research by GIWL and Ipsos UK has found that one in five people around the world feel…