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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    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

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    Catalyst Women On Board™: Sponsorship Sparks Change

    Corporate boards have long been territory dominated by white males, and this entrenched tradition has been very slow to change. Even today, the boards of the S&P 500 are almost 80% male. Women hold only about 21% of S&P 500 board seats, and women of color are almost invisible—they hold less than...

    March 15, 2018 by Catalyst

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    3M: Fueling Global Competitiveness With Diversity and Inclusion

    Catalyst CEO Deborah Gillis sits down with CEO Inge Thulin to find out how 3M is fueling its global competitiveness with the power of diversity and inclusion.

    March 9, 2018 by Catalyst

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    IBM: Boosting Global Diversity and Accelerating Careers

    Find out how IBM is boosting global diversity and accelerating careers with an Executive Women’s Council that engages 40,000 employees across 51 countries.

    March 1, 2018 by Catalyst

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    Men of Color at Work: If These Stories Surprise You, You Haven’t Been Listening*

    I recruited men of color to further delve into their experiences at work. What they shared with me was hard to hear.

    February 27, 2018 by Afiya Lahens-Wallace

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    Despite Multiple Forms of Bias, Women of Color Persevere

    Imagine waking up every day knowing that when you leave your home, you’ll likely be greeted with a multitude of insults because of your skin color, nationality, religious affiliation, or other defining characteristics. Bracing for the day, you wait for the first volley, the first subtle jab....

    February 21, 2018 by Deborah Gillis

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    Rockwell Automation: A Decade of Courageous Change

    A decade into its Culture of Inclusion (COI) Journey, Rockwell Automation is more invested than ever in reshaping its way of working, employees’ mindsets, and the engineering industry to be more welcoming to women and people of color.

    February 21, 2018 by Catalyst