Catalyst BlogCatalyzing is the Catalyst blog, bringing together and amplifying diverse voices that share Catalyst’s mission to expand opportunities for women and business. Catalyzing reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees, incorporating perspectives from our offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and beyond. It also features non-Catalyst industry leaders, experts, and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives. Get the RSS feed.

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    10 Big Issues Women Face at Work and What Leaders Can Do to Help

    Women continue to encounter challenges when it comes to advancing in the workplace—and in many facets of society. This is why Catalyst, on the heels (no pun intended!) of the Women’s March on Washington, is highlighting 10 important issues that are fundamental to women who are trying to...

    January 19, 2017 by Catalyst

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    Become a Better Leader by Knowing More About Your Employees

    Getting to know the employees you work with each day both professionally and personally is key. Once you understand their backgrounds, work habits, and individual personalities, you’ll be better equipped to lead them. 

    January 6, 2017 by Jessica Thiefels

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    What Are You Thankful for This year?

    My optimism is fueled by an important shift that I have observed in leaders everywhere—instead of asking “why” diversity and inclusion matters, leaders from all walks of life and business have been asking “how” we can build more inclusive workplaces.

    December 19, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    How Canadian Companies Can Diversify Their Boards

    Simply put, gender diversity more accurately reflects the world we're dealing in. When you embrace it, you gain insight into your clients' thinking, you develop better relationships, and you build a better company. 

    December 9, 2016 by Victor G. Dodig

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    Closing the STEM Gender Gap

    Catalyst has concrete, high-impact strategies for transforming male-dominated cultures to successfully attract, advance, and retain women. 

    December 5, 2016 by Anna Beninger

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    How Employees Can Transform Their Workplaces: Stop the Single Story

    Single stories, which are incomplete and limiting narratives that we tell about others, can perpetuate workplace bias and politics. 

    October 31, 2016 by Tory Paez

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    The Politics of Women in Leadership

    It’s no secret that women face barriers on their way to the top. The good news? Many or even most of these barriers in the workplace are unintended. The bad news? Many people don’t even realize they are inherently biased, which is what can create these barriers in the first place.

    October 25, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Q&A with The Wall Street Journal's Joann Lublin on her new book, Earning It

    Joann Lublin, Management News Editor for The Wall Street Journal, discusses her new book, "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.

    October 21, 2016 by Joann Lublin

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    Rosie Rios: Women, Our Currency, and the U.S. Treasury

    Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States, on placing a woman on the U.S. currency for the first time in over a century, and advocating for women and the Hispanic community.  

    October 14, 2016 by Rosie Rios

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    Women are Getting a Seat at the Table, but the Pay Gap Remains

    The pay gap still remains and there are far from enough women in leadership positions, however, what is promising is that change can happen quickly when businesses are willing to admit a problem exists.

    October 3, 2016 by Emanuela Heyninck