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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    Saas Bhi Kabhi Bhau Thi (A mother-in-law was once a daughter-in-law, too)

    MILs at home

    An Indian lady is most powerful when she becomes a mother-in-law (MIL), a coveted position in India. She controls not only what happens in the kitchen but also what her daughter-in-law can and cannot do! The statement one hears most frequently from an MIL is “hamre khandan ki bhau...

    August 7, 2014 by Shachi Irde

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    I Thought I Would Have an Equal Home—Then I Had a Child

    Most young men and women today want—or at least claim to want—egalitarian relationships. When asked, most college students will say that when they get married, everything, from child-rearing to household management, will be shared 50-50.

    Yet when confronted with the realities of work and...

    August 5, 2014 by Jeanine Prime, PhD

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    Changing the Game for Women in Publishing

    As an editor in chief who’d recently transitioned to digital consulting, I was flattered to be asked to speak on a panel at a university journalism conference. The presenters were a mix of print and digital editors, both men and women. But the real stars were two newly minted entrepreneurs. Both...

    July 31, 2014 by Peggy Northrop

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    Women On Boards Series: Meeting My Sponsor

    Learn about Sandra Stuart and her board sponsor, Sarah E. Raiss, giving you a unique perspective on what it takes to get appointed to a board.

    July 29, 2014 by Sandra Stuart

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    Ask a Catalyst Expert: We’re Ready to Diversify Our Workplace—Where Do We Start?

    Where should you look for insight and direction related to diversity and inclusion efforts? Inside your own organization!

    July 22, 2014 by Deborah Campbell

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Vaishali Kasture

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Vaishali Kasture, Managing Director, Operations Division, Goldman Sachs, Bangalore, India

    My first mentor: My father was my most...

    July 17, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Women Need to Discuss and Learn From Mistakes—Not Avoid Them

    Successful women’s resistance to talking about mistakes first struck me a couple of years ago, as I watched Hillary Clinton introduce a panel of top female leaders in government. The panelists sat on a brightly lit stage in a Washington, DC conference room packed with students from women’s...

    July 15, 2014 by Jessica Bacal

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    You Know What They Say About Assumptions…

    You know when you are completely on edge, awaiting an important call from an extremely busy doctor, and your family and friends keep calling and texting and emailing and IMing to ask, “Did you hear from your doctor?”

    You are nervously awaiting the results of your potentially life-changing MRI...

    July 11, 2014 by Cheryl Yanek

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    Practices May Not Make Perfect, But Good Ones Improve Lives

    Let’s talk about career development and talent management.

    Did your eyes just start to glaze over? These are topics that often sound great in theory—who doesn’t want to learn new things and get ahead in her career?—but can become dry and boring depending on how we talk about them.


    July 9, 2014 by Liz Mulligan-Ferry

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    #YesAllWomen Shows Why Gender and Women’s Studies Still Matter

    I come from suburban New Jersey—not an area notorious for its backwards attitudes—and attend a small liberal arts college in the Northeast. I entered college interested in computer science, but after a few months I shifted my focus to gender and women’s studies. Aside from a few comments about...

    July 7, 2014 by Greg Koziol