The Catalyst Member Benchmarking Report has been distributed since 2001. It is designed to supplement the Catalyst Census of Women Board Directors of the Fortune 500 and the Catalyst Census of Women Corporate Officers and Top Earners of the Fortune 500 by providing benchmark data on the diversity of executive and pipeline levels that are not publicly available.
In 2008, Catalyst expanded its global reach through the first-time participation of members of Japan Women’s Innovative Network (J-Win), Catalyst’s sister organization, which works with its member organizations to address diversity issues and advance women in the workplace in Japan.
The 2008 Catalyst Member Benchmarking Report focuses on employee resource groups (ERGs), which are also known as employee network groups, affinity groups, or caucuses and, in particular, women’s ERGs.
In addition to the report, Catalyst and J-Win members that completed the Catalyst Member Benchmarking survey receive online access to the password-protected Catalyst Member Benchmarking Tool, through which they can compare their survey responses to those of all participants, those within specific geographies, industry peers, Catalyst Award winners, and J-Win members. They can also use the tool to view workforce data on representation and attrition analyzed by global region (Asia, Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States), organizational level, race, and ethnicity, and they can download additional Diversity & Inclusion Practices.
Two hundred and twelve organizations completed the survey in 2008.