Catalyzing

Catalyzing 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.

  • Catalyzing
    Profiles in Disruption: When Women Outnumber Men

    Catalyst’s new #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! It’s also about showcasing how others are doing this in their lives and their companies.

    Each and...

    October 20, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Profiles in Disruption: Look Who’s Saying NO to the Status Quo!

    Catalyst’s new #DisruptTheDefault campaign is a call to action for individuals and companies to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women and men in the workplace—and the world! It’s also about showcasing how others are doing this in their lives and their companies.

    Each and...

    October 16, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Want to Make Change? Speak Up!

    Back in my days as a Catalyst Research Fellow, I had the opportunity to research and write about topics that motivated and inspired me. I was able to work with people who understood that a disruption to the way we’ve been doing things is needed for women to make progress in the workplace—and who...

    October 14, 2014 by Courtney Walsh

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    Canada on the Cusp

    My hometown of Toronto is now the most multicultural city in the world. People from every part of the globe choose to make their homes here. As I watch my three young children form friendships with kids from a wide range of ethno-cultural backgrounds, I see the benefits of this extraordinary...

    October 8, 2014 by Alex Johnston

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    Quiz: Which Celebrity Feminist Are You?

    How would you express your feminism? A) By penning a song.

    B) Through telling a sarcastic joke in 140 characters on Twitter.

    C) Bringing it to the silver screen through writing and producing a television series that addresses everyday issues faced by women.

    D) Delivering a speech at an event...

    October 6, 2014 by Brandee Sanders

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    5 Ways to #DisruptTheDefault

    Today Catalyst is launching #DisruptTheDefault, an initiative that empowers individuals and organizations to make bold moves that forge meaningful change for women in the workplace and the world.

    I know from personal experience that real change doesn’t happen unless you take action—and risks....

    October 1, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Standing Up For Emma Watson—and Feminism

    I was working at my first post-college job when Anita Hill became an international symbol of what so often happens to women who speak truth to power. Watching how Hill was treated by the then all-male U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee turned me into a feminist. The truth is, I was always a feminist...

    September 29, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Part 3: What Does Having It All Mean to You?

    On Tuesday, we heard from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her.

    Yesterday, in part 2 of this series on “having it all,” we heard from some of Krista’s colleagues, friends, and relatives.

    Today,...

    September 26, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Part 2: What Does Having It All Mean to You?

    Yesterday we heard from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her.

    Below, in part two of this series on “having it all,” we hear from some of Krista’s colleagues, friends, and relatives. Tune in tomo...

    September 25, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Part 1: Having It All Means Appreciating All You Have

    Today we’ll hear from our very own Krista Brookman, Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative, Catalyst, about what “having it all” means to her. Krista took the initiative not only to share her own compelling story, but to interview dozens of colleagues, friends, and relatives as well....

    September 24, 2014 by Krista Brookman