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    The Case for Extended Paternity Leave in the Netherlands

    Dutch business media lit up recently with the story of Yonego, a small Internet marketing company based in the city of Breda, which has agreed to offer its employees four weeks paid paternity leave. The first candidate starts his papamaand in April 2016. This is in stark contrast to the statutory...

    February 18, 2016 by Caroline Pickard

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    Ask Deborah: How Do We Change the “Picture” for Women of Color?

    February is Black History Month. It’s also when many of us are paying attention to this year’s Academy Awards—an event that has come under fire recently (again) for its continued lack of nominee diversity. For the past two years, only white performers have been nominated in the acting...

    February 16, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Using Hip Hop to Be the Change EACH of Us Wants to See

    The Hip Hop artist Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for 11 Grammys, the most of any artist in this year’s 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly (TPAB) is a compelling musical journey about healing many of the wounds in the black community and transforming society for...

    February 12, 2016 by Raphael Travis Jr.

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    Top Takeaways: Catalyst Connects in NYC

    Since 2008 the Catalyst Connects series has provided an opportunity for women senior executives to share their advice and inspirational success stories with an audience of high-potential women.  Over the years more than 3,600 women globally have benefitted from the wisdom of over 80 executives...

    February 4, 2016 by Catalyst

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    Catalyst World Watch: Europe

    Three important Issues we’re following in Europe this month:

    1) The German Labour Market. Over a million asylum-seekers entered Germany in 2015 under its “Willkommenskultur  (welcome culture) policy.  With numbers expected to rise by another million in 2016, helping migrants to navigate...

    February 2, 2016 by Catalyst

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    #NationalMentoringMonth: Key Elements to a Successful Mentor Relationship

    Despite the fact that National Mentoring Month is only recognized in the United States, there are several positive examples of mentor relationships across the world. In this installment of our National Mentoring Month series Manvi Pant, a CRM professional at A.T. Kearney in India, shares how she...

    January 29, 2016 by Manvi Pant

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    Goodbye Chatty Kathy

    Picture this. Your team is sitting around the conference room discussing the feasibility of switching to a new website platform. Knowing the significant risks involved, your co-worker John speaks up against the proposal and gets this feedback: “Quit being such a Negative Nancy, John. We know...

    January 26, 2016 by Tory Paez

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    Closing the ‘Gap’ on Inclusion

    We’ve talked a lot about inclusion lately at Catalyst—from our research report to our edX virtual courses, and from our Inclusive Leadership Quiz to our leadership development solutions. In fact, we’re so passionate about the power of inclusion, we even revised our mission to, pardon the pun,...

    January 21, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    They Had a Dream: Martin Luther King’s Vision Lives on in These Leaders

    In the 1940s my great-grandmother boarded a bus from South Carolina to New York City and never looked back. In an effort to escape the harsh realities of the Jim Crow era, she was set on fulfilling the dream that she had for her family: to relocate and thrive in a new city, and build a foundation...

    January 18, 2016 by Brandee Sanders

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    Four Ways to Make Your Company More Inclusive in 2016

    It’s a New Year, and time to put gender diversity and inclusion on the top of your to-do list.  Many companies are already making great progress on this front, and we thought we’d share some of the strategies they’re using to create organizational change.  

    Check out the effective and...

    January 14, 2016 by Catalyst