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
    Pay Gap Persists

    Equal Pay Day has come and gone, but not the pay gap. Nor the work to get it closed.

    Last week, a New York City Council hearing was held on closing the gender wage gap. It was organized by the New York Women’s Agenda (NYWA) and the Equal Pay Coalition of New York City. Both groups are fighting...

    June 24, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    Strike up the band! ForbesWoman called Catalyzing “an insightful blog,” and named it and the Catalyst website to its roster of the top 100 websites for women. Toronto hosted an inaugural G(irls) 20 Summit. Australia swore in its first female Prime Minister. Good news galore in this edition, but...

    June 28, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    The Fear Factor

    What are men so afraid of?

    Seventy-four percent of the men we interviewed in our recent series, Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives, identified fear as a barrier to supporting gender equality.

    Some feared equality could only come at the expense of men—the zero-sum myth I wrote about previously....

    July 12, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    Where is the women’s movement heading? What can we do better? Philosopher Nina Power outlines ten areas feminists should focus on. We must “campaign for fairer and better work, even in the midst of an economic crisis,” she writes. More of her points plus news about the gender pay gap, The...

    July 19, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Fixing the Women

    Is hair twirling responsible for gender inequity?

    The 1982 book, Women at Work: A Psychologist’s Secrets to Getting Ahead in Business, instructs readers that “attitudes of male-oriented management” are not to blame for the barriers women face at work. Rather, women’s passive, risk-averse, ...

    July 22, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    C This

    In the early days, men dominated the Internet. Now more women than men use it for shopping and social networking. Details about the shift, plus news about the corporate leadership gap in South Africa, a new “sneaky” form of sexism, and tales of 40 women who have made strides in business, are...

    August 2, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Gender at Core

    Gender is at the core of workplace inequity.

    But you wouldn’t know this from reading The New York Times.

    Citing a University of Chicago study, the Times reported this week that women who had no children and never took time off had careers that “resembled those of men.” This is misleading—here’s...

    August 5, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    Numbers Game

    Read the research—the numbers tell the whole story.

    A lot of ink has been spilled over a recent New York Times article which argued that childless women had careers that tracked men’s. “Women do almost as well as men today, as long as they don’t have children,” a Columbia University professor...

    August 10, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    The Invisible Woman

    Look at the money in your wallet. Consider the name of the street you live on. Think about the great monuments in Washington, D.C., or your favorite Hollywood director.

    Chances are you’re thinking about men.

    Women make up 47% of the non-farm U.S. workforce and 50.7% of the U.S. population, but...

    August 23, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

  • Catalyzing
    An Inalienable Right

    On the night of July 20, 1848, the first convention to discuss the rights of women drew to a close at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York. Lucretia Mott, an outspoken Quaker deeply influenced by the Iroquois, was first to sign the closing document. The Declaration of Sentiments listed...

    August 26, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang