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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Gender Bias

Menopause in the Workplace (Topic Overview)

When people experiencing menopause are not adequately supported, they may feel and/or be excluded from leadership, leading to attrition.

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.

Canada Roundtable: comment retenir les talents sous-représentés

Catalyst vous convie à un panel afin d’échanger sur les meilleures pratiques pour retenir les talents des groupes sous-représentés

Unconscious Bias

Understanding Unconscious Bias: Ask Catalyst Express

Resources for employees to interrupt their own biases.

Gender Bias

Europe Roundtable: Equity and Inclusion in UK Companies – Making Work Work for Women

Join us for a collaborative discussion where we encourage Supporters to share their organisation’s experiences, insight and practices.

EMEA Roundtable: International Women’s Day – Sharing Perspectives

Learn more about Catalyst’s IWD campaign and share how your organization is supporting diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Gender Bias

Creating New Norms for Gender Expression & Identity (Webinar Recording)

Learn tactical steps on how to celebrate the lived and expressed genders of your teams from our speakers.

Creating New Norms for Gender Expression & Identity

Learn tactical steps on how to celebrate the lived and expressed genders of your teams.


CatalystX Discussion Facilitation Guide – Understanding Gender Equity (Tool)

This Supporter-Only post-course discussion facilitation guide is for organizations to drive home learnings from the CatalystX course, Understanding Gender Equity.

Unconscious Bias

Manager’s Guide to Bias-Free Hiring (Blog Post)

Develop a more diverse and inclusive team by following these 5 steps.

Artificial Intelligence

AI and Equitable Hiring in a Post-Pandemic World (Trend Brief)

Being intentional regarding bias in the hiring process is crucial for rebuilding a diverse workforce.

Unconscious Bias

International Women’s Day 2020: Now Is The Moment To #BiasCorrect (Webinar Recording)

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual day of awareness-building and celebration, dedicated to accelerating the progress of women’s social,…

Unconscious Bias

11 Harmful Types of Unconscious Bias and How to Interrupt Them (Blog Post)

Gender bias is just one type. Learn about others as well as how to interrupt them.

Artificial Intelligence

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.

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…

Inclusive Communications

Overcoming Conversation Roadblocks (Infographic)

Do you fear saying the wrong thing? Not sure how to respond to coworkers' insensitive remarks? Here are common roadblocks…

Artificial Intelligence

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 Bias

The Ripple Effect: Educating Women Changes Lives (Infographic)

When girls and women are educated, they are able to contribute more to their families, businesses, and economy.

Gender Bias

The Ripple Effect: Working Women Grow Economies (Infographic)

When women succeed, families, businesses, economies, and nations all succeed.


What Is Gender? A Guide to Understand Gender Identity (Tool)

How companies and employees can prepare for a gender non-binary workplace.