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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    "My Wish for 2016"

    When December rolls around, it’s natural for us to reflect on the year and start thinking about how we might make the next one better. As the leader of Catalyst, I always hope that each new year will bring us closer to gender equity in the workplace. And of course, part of my job is to help raise...

    January 4, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Your Take: Will the UK’s Push to Remove Names from Job and College Applications Combat Racial Bias?

    In October, The View co-host Raven-Symoné sparked outrage after her comments about discriminating against people with “black-sounding” names. During a segment that was centered on stereotyping, Symoné said that she would indeed judge someone due to the way their name sounded. "I am very...

    December 30, 2015 by Brandee Sanders

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    The Journey Towards a Board Appointment: Lessons Learned

    Over the past two years I’ve had the privilege of participating in the Women On Board® mentorship program, and now the time has come to write my last blog.  Participating in the program gave me the opportunity to build a relationship with a very engaged and supportive mentor, meet fellow...

    December 28, 2015 by Sandra Stuart

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    Happy Holidays from Catalyst!

    Happy Holidays from Catalyst! Looking forward to all we can accomplish together in 2016!

    December 24, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Top Disruptors of 2015

    You can’t make change in the world without stepping up, speaking out, and taking bold action to shake up the status quo. Catalyst applauds those who championed change this past year, proved what’s possible, and inspired others to do so too!  

    Rosalind Brewer, President and CEO, Sam’s Club: ...

    December 23, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Five Lessons I Hope Mark Zuckerberg Teaches His Daughter

    The media, companies, and employees across the nation have applauded Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he will take two months of paternity leave following the birth of his daughter. Greater involvement of fathers is imperative for the growth of children and families. His public decision...

    December 21, 2015 by Tory Paez

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    Profiles in Disruption: The View From Spain

    Catalyst’s #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! And our Profiles in Disruption blogs showcase how others are doing this in their lives, their companies,...

    December 17, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Four Inspirational Toys That Break Stereotypes

    When I was ten years old, my parents presented me with the African American Working Woman Barbie Doll. Back when I was playing with the doll, which came with power suit and pumps, I failed to realize the importance of the gift—at that point, my only concern was that my other Barbie needed a best...

    December 15, 2015 by Brandee Sanders

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    Challenging the Root of Gender Norms

    Target, one of the largest retailers in the US, announced in August that it will be working to reduce the extent to which their products for children are gendered. This move includes removing the signs that indicate that certain sections of toys and beddings are for “boys” or “girls” as well as...

    December 10, 2015 by Cliff Leek

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    Lessons From the Finish Line: A Triathlete Shares Guidance for Life and Work

    Meet: Eliza Cooper, who is pursuing her master’s degree in social-organizational psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University and is interning at Catalyst. Eliza is an award-winning triathlete—who also just happens to be visually impaired. Through her athleticism and perseverance, Eliza...

    December 8, 2015 by Catalyst