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. 

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    Take 5 Australia: Five Facts About Women in the Workplace

    Change is in the air in Australia and Catalyst is thrilled to announce our presence there! With a population projected to double within the next 60 years, Australia is uniquely poised to break through ongoing barriers to women’s advancement.

    Catalyst’s presence will provide Australia and its...

    March 19, 2014 by Mary N. Boughton

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Michelle Nelson

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Michelle Nelson, Sr. Director, Human Resources, Sam’s Club.

    Unexpected career path: I started...

    March 17, 2014 by Catalyst

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Silvia E. Bohrisch

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields. This week, the spotlight is on Silvia E. Bohrisch, Global Diversity Networks Manager, Siemens AG, Erlangen...

    March 13, 2014 by Catalyst

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Terry A. Hildebrand

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives and experts who are transforming workplaces and are Catalysts for change within their companies and fields.

    Meet: Terry A. Hildebrand, International Talent and Development Director,  The Coca-Cola Company.

    Coca...

    March 11, 2014 by Catalyst

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    Countries Prosper When Women Succeed

    March 8 marks International Women’s Day—known originally as International Working Women’s Day—and this year’s theme is, “Inspiring Change: Equality for Women Is Progress for All.”

    It’s wonderful to set aside a day each year to consider women’s status around the world. But it’s even...

    March 5, 2014 by Deborah Gillis

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    Spring Comes to Canada

    Every year about this time, there is that one day when you feel a shift. The snow is deep on the ground, and we’re carefully balancing over icy sidewalks. It’s cold. It still looks like winter. But the air is lighter. The sun is warmer. And you believe in your heart what your mind has been...

    March 3, 2014 by Alex Johnston

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    All the Single Ladies

    As I was perusing Facebook after the New Year, I couldn’t help but notice all of the engagement photos in between all of the “New Year, New Me” posts and other status updates about weight loss resolutions. It looked as if my newsfeed had been swamped with Jared Jewelry advertisements. While I’m...

    February 27, 2014 by Brandee Sanders

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    Men Who Get It: Breaking Barriers With Flexibility

    Why are flexible workplaces so important? “Growing up in a one-parent family, I saw at first hand the negative impact that an employer’s rigid approach around how my mother worked held my mother back in terms of her career and her aspirations…and the strains and stresses it caused on us as a...

    February 25, 2014 by Stephen Ingledew

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    When Stereotypes Are Disguised as “Professional” Advice

    A few years ago, I was working as an organizational psychologist in the United States. With some great experience in employee assessment under my belt, I started to wonder about other opportunities in my field. Leadership development and coaching seemed especially intriguing to me. There was one...

    February 20, 2014 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Men Who Get It: Successful Teams Embrace Diversity

    Why is it important to advance more women to leadership positions? Because, says Guy Outen, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Portfolio & Planning, Shell International Ltd., “Winning and successful teams are made up of people who are not all the same but frankly are from all different...

    February 18, 2014 by Guy Outen