Working Parents

Intentional parental and childcare policies—for all parents—help to close equity gaps. They attract and retain workers and contribute to a workplace culture of diversity and inclusion.



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International Women’s Day (IWD): Impacting Positive Change by Embracing Equity Webinar Recording

In celebration of International Women’s Day, and of women across all their intersecting identities, join Catalyst for a vibrant discussion…

WEBINAR: International Women’s Day (IWD): Impacting Positive Change by Embracing Equity

Join Catalyst as we recognize International Women's Day, celebrating women across all their intersecting identities.

Working Parents

Parental Perspectives: How COVID-19 Affected Childcare for All (Webinar Recording)

Listen to this relevant conversation to learn ways in which organizations can best support their parental employee base.

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Flexible Work

The Great Work/Life Divide in the US (Report)

Our survey with CNBC in the US finds flexible and/or remote work is top request from employees.

Flexible Work

Employees Want to Make Work Permanently Flexible (Media Release)

A new survey shows employee preferences for returning to onsite work and insights on what is important to working parents.

Working Parents

Working Parents (Quick Take)

How do family composition and paid leave for parents compare around the world?

Working Parents

The Impact of Covid-19 on Working Parents (Report)

Many working parents fear parenthood is a strike against them in the workplace during Covid-19, according to a new survey.

Survey Finds Many Working Parents Fear Job Loss or Being Penalized During Covid-19 (Media Release)

According to a Catalyst-CNBC survey, working parents fear being a parent is a strike against them in the workplace.

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Paid Parental Leave on the Rise (Topic Overview)

Companies may attract more talent and see a decrease in attrition when they introduce parental leave benefits.

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DEI 101

8 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019 (Blog Post)

Catch up over the holidays with our recommendations for podcasts on inclusive leadership, books about women leaders, and more.

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Catalyst President & CEO Quoted in the Associated Press (Blog)

President & CEO Lorraine Hariton's take on a proposed federal policy that would extend paid parental leave for federal employees.

Dads with strollers

10 Reasons Every Company Should Offer Paid Paternity Leave (Blog Post)

Not only do men want the option, but workplaces and organizations can benefit from giving it.


Benefits of Paternity Leave: Being There (Blog Post)

They say as a parent, you never stop worrying.


Preparing for Labor Day: “Maternity Leave” Is Also for Dads (Blog Post)

Let’s End the Stigma


A Topic for Discussion (Blog Post)

I’m regularly told that I’m a ‘good dad’ when I’m simply in line with the kids anywhere (especially in the…


Many Are Unaware of the Benefits (Blog Post)

Paternity leave can go a long way toward building the kinds of businesses that attract and retain workers. It also…

Working Parents

Aurizon – Increasing Representation and Redefining Norms for a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace (Practices)

Aurizon is accelerating progress on its gender and indigenous representational diversity through recruitment, support for working parents, and domestic violence…

Working Parents

The Case For Extended Paternity Leave In The Netherlands (Blog Post)

The Netherlands is a country crying out for a different way of doing things—one that departs from the traditional zuilen…

Working Parents

Unilever – MAPS Maternity and Paternity Support (Practices)

Childcare: What’s Trending? Understanding What Works For Different Organizations (Blog Post)

nding affordable and reliable childcare has been a challenge that working women around the world face when their maternity leave…