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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    Five Ways Your Agile Workplace Can Be Leveraged to Help Women Succeed

    If you don’t work at an agile organization, you might someday. Agile methodologies are making their way into the unlikeliest of business models. From tractor suppliers to newsrooms, more and more companies are evolving their project-based strategies and even their management styles to be more agile. But what you may not realize is an evolution to agile is also an opportunity to level the playing field for women and align your company’s strategic goals with inclusion. 

    July 19, 2018 by Risa Pappas

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    San Francisco’s First Black Woman Mayor Raises Hope for Inclusion Across America

    The city of San Francisco recently made history. It has elected its first Black woman mayor, London Breed. She won in a special election called after the late Mayor Ed Lee died suddenly of a heart attack late in 2017.

    July 12, 2018 by Katherine Giscombe, PhD

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    What Does It Mean When Corporate America Takes a Stand Against Racism?

    Earlier this week, Starbucks and ABC showed us what corporate leadership against overt racism looks like.

    May 31, 2018 by Joy Ohm

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    10 Amazing Pieces of Advice to Elevate Women in the Workplace

    We’ve compiled a few quotes and some really cool gifs to inspire you and your organization to create a path to inclusion and equality. Because what’s good for women is good for business.

    May 16, 2018 by Catalyst

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    Yes, Asian American Characters Can Kick Butt Without Being Martial Arts Experts

    My husband jokes that he got the better end of the deal when we got married: I expanded his palette to enjoy different types of food, whereas he expanded my love for science fiction and fantasy. But given the awesomeness of Black Panther, the latest incarnation of Spider Man, and of course, Wonder Woman (I freely admit I run around our apartment humming the opening bars of the movie’s theme song every now and then), let’s call it a win-win.

    May 1, 2018 by Serena Fong

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    Mindfulness: Being In The Now Without Bias, Blame Or Shame

    When we find ourselves dealing with workplace demands of stress, anxiety, and doubt, the best thing we can do is rise above the fray with the peace of mindfulness: being in the now, without bias, shame, or blame. The book, God is a Brown Girl Too,  which is a conversational journey with our higher consciousness, says “there really is no space to be in other than the present moment. Don’t waste all of your time dwelling in the past. Release the past. Whatever took place years ago, months ago, a week ago, a day ago, even a minute ago—no longer exists. Now is the only thing that matters.”   

    April 19, 2018 by Cecilia B. Loving

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    That's What She Said: Insights From Author and Journalist Joanne Lipman

    Joanne Lipman is a woman on the move. On the morning we spoke, International Women's Day 2018, Joanne was in New York to give a keynote speech to the College Media Association's Spring National College Media Convention. But she could be almost anywhere by now: San Francisco, Toronto, Chicago, DC,...

    April 17, 2018 by Risa Pappas

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    Society Needs Science—and Science Needs Women!

    Take one 15-year-old student. Add her (CTO) father to the mix. Ask them how we can help women succeed in science- and technology-related professions…and stand well back…

    April 12, 2018 by Dr. Marcus Remmers, Daniela Remmers

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    Marjory Stoneman Douglas: The Woman

    Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an activist with a strong voice for social change. With her as a model, and the memory of the 17 victims of the shooting that occurred at the school named for her in our hearts, can we commit together to raising boys (and girls!) who feel powerful, heard, and seen even when they aren’t holding a gun?

    April 5, 2018 by Joy Ohm

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    Inspiring Women: Dr. Katie Abouzahr

    I met Dr. Katie Abouzahr at a Boston Consulting Group (BCG) event. After being introduced to her, I couldn’t help but ask, “How in the world did a medical doctor—and emergency room (ER) doctor at that—end up joining a consulting firm?” As she told me her story, it reminded me of all the...

    March 22, 2018 by Deborah Gillis