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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    Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Fighting for Equal Pay

    Every August 26th Catalyst is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day, a date selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which guaranteed US women the right to vote. This year we are fighting for equality by continuing to highlight stories of pay...

    August 26, 2015 by Catalyst

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    4 Ways to Boost Your Team’s Innovation

    Everyone who leads a team wants their employees to work well together and come up with innovative ideas. But how you go about getting the best from your team can seem challenging. The good news is that based on our research on inclusive leadership, it might not be that hard to do. We most...

    August 26, 2015 by Elizabeth R. Salib, PhD

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    Why Helping Women Become Financially Savvy Is My Life’s Work

    You can’t be what you can’t see. It’s that simple.

    When I was in college, my father fell into a coma, suddenly leaving my mother to manage our family's finances alone. Lacking experience in this area, Mom was completely overwhelmed. I watched her struggle to find an advisor she could trust....

    August 20, 2015 by Elle Kaplan

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    Tanmatra—Developing the Leadership Potential of Women in India

    It’s no secret that India Inc. suffers from a lack of women’s representation in leadership positions. Research shows that the percentage of women in senior management in India was 19% in 2013, and according to The 2014 Catalyst Census: Women Board Directors report, women’s share of board...

    August 18, 2015 by Elita Sequeira

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    Profiles in Disruption: The Power of Youth Advocacy

    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 and their...

    August 13, 2015 by Catalyst

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    Millennial Voices: Want to Be a Male Ally? Stand Up to Harassment

    The worst was the vandalism-by-condiment: a pool of congealed salad dressing that had just escaped the to-go container next to it. It sat on my windshield in a sad, inert clump. The bit that had managed a slow exit was barely enough to add flavor to a side salad, let alone my whole car.


    August 10, 2015 by Tyler Mendelsohn

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    My Two Lives

    April 25, 2011, was a momentous date for me.

    Before I explain why, I'd like to share a bit about my background. I was born and raised in Malaysia and came to the United States for college, where I studied industrial engineering.

    I came out of the closet in college. For me, that was a positive...

    August 5, 2015 by Nick Tan

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    Ask Deborah: What About the “Aspiration Gap”?

    Deborah Gillis is Catalyst’s President and CEO. This month she addresses the following question from a Catalyst supporter:

    What if women themselves do not want senior management roles? Is the fact that most top jobs are occupied by men evidence of a “glass ceiling,” or does it simply mean that...

    August 3, 2015 by Deborah Gillis

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    Three Lessons From Three Years at Catalyst

    After three years of working at Catalyst, I’ve learned a lot about women in the workplace.

    My peers, especially other young women I know who are just starting out in their careers, are often surprised at the barriers they face or have seen other women face at work. These obstacles are especially...

    July 30, 2015 by Kerry Goodenow

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    Catalyst Connects with HARMAN: Top Takeaways

    As an intern at Catalyst this summer, I had the opportunity to attend and live tweet from an event that was a part of our Catalyst Connects series. Hosted by Harman International Industries, and set on the stage of Stamford, Connecticut’s beautiful Palace Theatre, the event focused on the...

    July 28, 2015 by Emily Bergmann