Men

Gender equality is not just a women’s issue—men also lose out when workplaces are gender-biased. Catalyst’s ground-breaking research on men offers unique insights about men’s career experiences, how to engage them as full partners in creating gender-inclusive workplaces, and solutions rooted in a holistic understanding of how gender affects men’s and women’s behaviors and outcomes in the workplace.

  • Catalyzing
    Context is King

    Here we go again. Sometimes news—even good news—gets blown out of proportion. That’s what’s happening now with the gender wage gap.

    Recent headlines like “What gender pay gap? Young single women making MORE money than their male peers in America's cities,” and “Workplace Salaries: At...

    September 14, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Targeting Inequity in DC

    Earlier today, I testified before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. No, Stephen Colbert was not there right along with me!

    The hearing, titled “New Evidence on the Gender Pay Gap for Women and Mothers in Management,” examined, among other topics, new findings by Catalyst on pay and...

    September 28, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Be Afraid, Very Afraid

    I was never a fan of scary movies because there are enough real scary things already out there! Below is a list of the Top Ten that my colleagues and I are scared about this Halloween. Freddy Krueger’s got nothing on these.

    The Catalyst Top Ten Halloween Fears:

    #10. That “zombie boards,”...

    October 27, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Fair Pay Now—Not in 2058

    UPDATE: Disappointing news: the Paycheck Fairness Act stalled on Capitol Hill. Below is our official statement:

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    (Original Post) What will the world look like in the next 50 years? It will be filled with helper-robots, flying cars, quantum computers—oh, and one more thing...

    November 11, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Igniting India Inc.

    What is India Inc.? For me, it’s not just India’s booming business sector. It’s also a phrase suggesting tremendous opportunity for Indian women and business.

    India is undergoing explosive GDP growth—and a skilled labor shortage to match. Yet amid this tremendous thirst for talent, deep...

    November 18, 2010 by Deepali Bagati

  • Catalyzing
    Our Right

    The recent blockage of the Paycheck Fairness Act in the U.S. Senate was deeply disappointing, but the fight for equal pay will continue. And it will pay off.

    What’s the source of my unabashed optimism? A movie.

    Made in Dagenham opened in New York City two days after the Paycheck Fairness bill...

    November 24, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    American accounting firms lead the way in providing flexible work arrangements. Flex policies saved Deloitte more than $45 million a year by reducing turnover, while PricewaterhouseCoopers’ estimated turnover dropped to 15 percent a year, from 24 percent. “Every night, our assets walk out the...

    January 14, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    In European companies, face time still rules. While half of the women surveyed in our latest report, Unwritten Rules: Why Doing a Good Job Might Not Be Enough Europe, didn’t think working long hours was important, more than 83% said doing so was still key to advancement. “Workers may be told that...

    January 31, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Misrepresented

    You can’t be what you can’t see.

    That’s the takeaway message of a new documentary, Miss Representation, which premiered on Saturday in New York City. Featuring interviews with an array of female leaders—including Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, and Jane Fonda, among others...

    February 16, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Speak Up!

    Among the many insights shared at this week’s sold-out Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner (and I’ll be highlighting more on Catalyzing in the coming weeks), was this gem from Rhonda Joy McLean, Time Inc.’s Deputy General Counsel. “You better speak up for yourself, baby!” she told attendees...

    April 1, 2011 by Ilene H. Lang