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.

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    Having a Voice and a Choice

    For the next several months, we’ll be showcasing a series of inspiring “I Am A Catalyst” videos on our blog. Along with our “Men Who Get It” videos, they feature champions and role models who are Catalysts for change within their workplaces, communities, and industries—in short, these are men...

    November 26, 2013 by Rima K. Matsumoto

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    What I Learned From Benazir Bhutto—and My First Boss

    Earlier on Catalyzing we ran a Women Can profile of Josefine M.C. van Zanten, Senior Vice President, ONE DSM Culture Agenda, DSM, The Netherlands. We recently had an opportunity to learn more about the role models who inspired Ms. van Zanten to become a Catalyst for change in her field.

    There...

    November 25, 2013 by Josefine M.C. van Zanten

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    Fathers Are Parents, Too

    I’ve had the privilege of being an at-home dad for over eight years. It's a privilege because my wife and I are financially stable enough for me to work without a paycheck. It’s a privilege because I’ve been able to battle through my own internal conflicts, society's gender stereotypes, certain...

    November 21, 2013 by Matt Schneider

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    Change Begins With Awareness

    For the next several months, we’ll be showcasing a series of inspiring “I Am A Catalyst” videos on our blog. Along with our “Men Who Get It” videos, they feature champions and role models who are Catalysts for change within their workplaces, communities, and industries—in short, these are men...

    November 20, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Work-Life Balance Should Be Liberating, Not Oppressive

    Picture a circus balancing act in which the performer stands one-legged atop a ball while juggling flaming torches. Sound terrifying? You bet! But this image captures how many working women feel on a daily basis.

    As with other high-pressure professions, a career in law (my chosen field) is...

    November 18, 2013 by Kate Broer

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    Men Who Get It: Have You Checked Your Blind Spots?

    What’s the biggest obstacle working women face, according to Alistair Fraser, Vice President, Health, Shell International Ltd? “I could say the biggest obstacle to women’s advancement in the workplace is men, but that’s being a little bit simplistic, even for a man...”

    To learn more...

    November 15, 2013 by Alistair Fraser

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    Confessions of a Male Preschool Teacher

    As a 29-year-old man who works with very small children, I stand out.

    “You teach preschool?” people say when I tell them what I do for a living. They’re often as incredulous as if I’d told them I was a private investigator. When I visit my hometown of Buffalo, New York, my grandfather still...

    November 13, 2013 by Devin Lipsitz

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    Q&A with New Dad Anthony Mitchell

    Meet Senior Membership Manager Anthony Mitchell, who works for Catalyst in Atlanta, Georgia. Anthony and his wife, Huyen, had a baby in May and Anthony took advantage of Catalyst’s generous parental leave policy to spend a month and a half getting to know his new son, An. We recently sat down...

    November 11, 2013 by Anthony Mitchell

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    Advocating for Equal Opportunity

    For the next several months, we’ll be showcasing a series of inspiring “I Am A Catalyst” videos on our blog. Along with our “Men Who Get It” videos, they feature champions and role models who are Catalysts for change within their workplaces, communities, and industries—in short, these are men and...

    November 8, 2013 by Carlos Dominguez

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    Bringing Change to India

    For the next several months, we’ll be showcasing a series of inspiring “I Am a Catalyst” videos on our blog. Along with our “Men Who Get It” videos, they feature champions and role models who are Catalysts for change within their workplaces, communities, and industries—in short, these are men...

    November 6, 2013 by Shachi Irde