Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

We all have multiple identities that affect our life experiences, how we perceive the world around us, and how we are perceived by others. Our gender, race, ethnicity, and culture intersect to shape the opportunities and challenges we face at work. Acknowledging and addressing this reality is key to creating inclusive workplaces.



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Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

7 Actions Your Company Should Take to Overcome Bias Against AANHPI Women (Blog Post)

HR and DEI leaders: you are empowered to steer your organizations toward cultural changes that will support these valued employees.

Catalyst Breaks It Down: Why DEI Messaging Matters Now (Video)

In this inaugural episode of Breaking it Down with Catalyst, we dive into the importance of diversity messaging in today’s corporate landscape.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Must-Read Book on Racism, Colonialism, and Indigenous Life in Canada

"Seven Fallen Feathers" by Tanya Talaga is a powerful exploration of Indigenous life and death.

Women CEOs

More Insights on Black Women and the Glass Cliff (Blog Post)

Thoughts from webinar participants on what it means to reach the top—only to be set up to fail.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Race & Ethnicity in the Workplace: Flip the Script (Infographic)

Use words that create inclusive environments where people feel both that they are valued and that they belong.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

How Your Company Can Prioritize DEI After the US Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling (Blog Post)

Our guest experts answer your questions on workplace DEI.

Most Employees From Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Groups Have Experienced Racism in the Workplace (Media Release)

Catalyst report exposes the ways employees of marginalized racial and ethnic groups experience racism and what organizations can do.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

How Racism Shows Up at Work and the Antiracist Actions Your Organization Can Take (Report)

New Catalyst report exposes the ways employees of marginalized racial and ethnic groups experience racism at work.

Webinar: Looking Through a Latine Lens at Equity and Inclusion Initiatives for Women

Join us to learn the importance of attracting and advancing Latine women at your organization.

Webinar: Intersectionality and Pay Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islanders

This webinar will address the pay disparities often experienced in the AAPI community, including how race, ethnicity, age, and other aspects of identity impact wage gaps.

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.

SOLD OUT: Catalyst Conversation — Workplace Cultural Intelligence: Inclusion Through Dialogue

Join Catalyst and EY Switzerland for an in-person conversation about ways we can foster a culture of inclusion in our diverse and multicultural workplaces—because the last thing we want is to shy away from genuine conversations about the very things that make us unique!


Leveraging Empathy to Build Antiracist Organizations (Report)

Leaders can use empathy to recognize how racial, ethnic, and cultural differences affect our perceptions, actions, and experiences at organizations.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

US Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling and the Future of DEI in Corporate America (Webinar)

Join Catalyst and our expert speakers on July 26 to discuss actions we can take to lead intentionally during this time.

Webinar: Prioritizing DEI Progress During Uncertain Times: Using Accountability to Drive Change

During this intimate fireside chat, we will further explore The Hartford’s award-winning initiative, and the steps implemented to use accountability to move the needle with leaders and increase representation across their organization.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Does the US Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Affect Your Company’s Diversity Initiatives?

NYU legal experts Kenji Yoshino and David Glasgow answer our questions about the potential effects of this decision on workplaces.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Catalyst Statement on US Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action

Ending race-conscious affirmative action in college admissions will shrink the diverse talent pool for hiring, advancement, and leadership in workplaces.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

The Upcoming US Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action: What Companies Need to Know

Learn about the potential repercussions of the US Supreme Court ruling and how your organization can prepare.

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. 


Intersectionality: Ask Catalyst Express

These resources help you learn the meaning of "intersectionality" and how to address inequities from an intersectional framework.