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Catalyst's blog reflects the wide range of opinions, ideas, and experiences of Catalyst employees as well as industry leaders, experts, and academics committed to changing workplaces and lives around the world.

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Gender Pay Gap

Time Is Ticking for the EU Pay Transparency Directive

May 23, 2024

A new landmark workplace law will reshape pay practices in the EU—and it’s about time.

DEI strategies panel during catalyst awards
Inclusive Leadership

What’s Really Causing the DEI Backlash — And How to Fix It

May 21, 2024

Why do some people misunderstand diversity, equity, and inclusion and falsely assert that it leads to discrimination, exclusion, and indoctrination?

Video: Dr. Claudia Goldin Talks Childcare and Greedy Jobs

May 10, 2024

Heather Foust-Cummings, Chief Research & Development Officer talks to lauded labor economist and 2023 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Dr. Claudia Goldin about her research and the significant impact childcare challenges have on women in the workplace.

panel of speakers conversing on stage at catalyst awards
Generations

7 Lessons From 4 Generations on Working Together (Blog Post)

May 9, 2024

A Baby Boomer, a Gen Xer, a Millennial, and a Gen Zer discuss leveraging differences to work better together.

Frontline Employees Initiative

Making Work More Respectful and Rewarding for Frontline Women in Hospitality

May 7, 2024

Erica Pollard, VP of Human Resources at Marriott, explains how hospitality can be more hospitable to women in frontline roles.

Measurement

Fed Up With the Patriarchy? Don’t Get Mad, Get Data.

April 24, 2024

In "Invisible Women," author Caroline Criado Perez exposes the myriad gaps in data where women should be.

Organizational Culture Change

Multinational DEI Leaders Reveal How to Equalise Workplace Benefits

April 22, 2024

Five lessons about equality and inclusion in workplace benefits from top DEI leaders at global organizations.

Employee Resource Groups

How to Maximize the Potential of Your ERGs

April 18, 2024

Dow Chemical’s Shruti Bahadur and Tiffany D. Torain share insights on maximizing your ERG's potential.

MARC

When Women Win, Do Men Lose?

April 10, 2024

People of all genders benefit from gender equity, as the Catalyst MARC initiative demonstrates.

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

Must-Read Book on Racism, Colonialism, and Indigenous Life in Canada

April 8, 2024

"Seven Fallen Feathers" by Tanya Talaga is a powerful exploration of Indigenous life and death.

At the 2024 Catalyst Awards, Erin Souza-Rezendes, VP, Global Communications at Catalyst sat down with Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google and Rachel Spivey, Director of Retention & Progression (Stay & Thrive) Team, Google to talk about how Google is creating pathways to pay equity for women of color.
Gender Pay Gap

Unlock Equity for Women of Color: 5 Strategies from Google

April 4, 2024
Inclusive Leadership

Celebrating Women in the Workplace Who Promote Systemic Change

March 28, 2024

For Women's History Month, Catalyst staff members share insights on how leaders can help create systemic change at work.

Catalyst Award Winner

Five Key Takeaways From the 2024 Catalyst Award-Winning Initiatives

March 26, 2024

This year’s winners, Sephora and Zoetis, shared five ways any company can accelerate their diversity, equity, and inclusion journey.

Inclusive Leadership

Systemic Change Happens When People Committed to DEI Make Waves

March 21, 2024

For Women's History Month, Zabeen Hirji, Executive Advisor, Future of Work, Deloitte Canada, shares how to change workplace cultures.

Melonie Parker speaks at 2024 Catalyst Awards.
Advancing Your Own Career

3 Career Lessons from Melonie Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Google

March 21, 2024

Hear Melonie Parker's insights from a storied career and a legacy of change in the world of work.

Melonie Parker and Mellody Hobson talk about Mellody's rise up the corporate ladder and her hope for women of color in the future.
Women CEOs

Breaking Down Barriers for Women of Color

March 20, 2024

A conversation with Mellody Hobson, Co-CEO and President, Ariel Investments

Wide angle view of 2024 Catalyst Awards stage and dinner tables
Catalyst Awards

The 2024 Catalyst Awards: The Catalyst Effect in Action

March 14, 2024

On 12 March, over 2,000 people gathered in midtown Manhattan and online for the 2024 Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner.

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Gender Pay Gap

Equal Pay Starts With Pay Transparency: Step-By-Step Guide for HR Leaders (Blog Post)

March 12, 2024

Are you ready to implement pay transparency at your organization? Here are the steps you can take to get started.

Gender Pay Gap

This International Women’s Day, Learn How to Bridge the Gender Equity Gap at Your Workplace

February 29, 2024

Insights from Denine Das, VP of Global Inclusion at Scotiabank, on how to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Inclusive Communications

How to Get DEI Buy-In: 5 Actions Leaders Should Take

February 29, 2024

DEI leaders shared their tips on how to talk about diversity and get buy-in from your employees.