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.

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    It's 2010: What Do You See?

    Clicking through the news last night on my laptop I was struck again by the obvious. Despite the gains women have made over the past 50 years, I realized it still looks very much like a man’s world.

    One need look no further than images of captains of finance testifying on Capitol Hill, senators...

    February 1, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Zero-Sum Myth

    If a woman lands a job, does a man lose one? Online commentary about our latest report, Pipeline’s Broken Promise, suggests that many people still believe this.

    The study revealed that women MBAs from top business schools begin their careers, on average, in lower-level positions, are paid less,...

    February 24, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Catalyst to Disband—Parity Reached

    I’m happy to announce that after nearly 50 years of changing women’s lives, Catalyst has accomplished its goal of total gender parity and will shut its doors. Thank you all! We couldn’t have done it without you.

    The latest Catalyst research reveals that women now comprise 50.3% of Fortune ...

    April 1, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This Now

    C This is a new feature on Catalyzing that highlights specific articles, podcasts, and videos on the topic of women and work that caught my eye. Have you seen something this week that you don’t see listed? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy!

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    April 2, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This

    This week’s roundup includes a video promoting the Toronto-based 2010 G(irls)20 Summit, plus articles about the upcoming Equal Pay Day, Justice John Paul Stevens’ exit from the Supreme Court, boardrooms Down Under, and the unwritten rules that still hold women back. Oh, and a word to the...

    April 13, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Mind the Gap

    Happy Equal Pay Day—today you’ve just earned as much as a man!

    April 20th marks how far into 2010 women must work from January 1st 2009 to match what men earned last year. Women in the United States make about 77 cents to every dollar made by a man. The gap is worse in other other countries....

    April 20, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Mentor a Man—Change the World

    One of the world’s first mentors was a woman. Aptly, her name was Mentor.

    When Odysseus went to fight the Trojan War, he left the education of his son, Telemachus, to his old friend Mentor. What he didn’t know was that Mentor was actually Athena in disguise. As Mentor, she schooled and...

    April 27, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This

    This edition of C This looks at the relevance of cavemen to modern office behavior; some lessons from feminists that resonate even more today; the widening financial gap between white and black Americans; and how stilettos may (or may not!) be a predictor of market performance. Enjoy!

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    May 25, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    The Better Boss Trap

    Last year, an interview with Elle Group Senior Vice President Carol Smith made waves online when Smith fired off a list of gender stereotypes. She was asked if women made better managers. “Hands down, women are better. There’s no contest,” she said. “In my experience, female bosses tend to be...

    June 1, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang

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    C This

    In this edition, myths about working mothers are busted, the importance of engaging women on climate change is explored, and Australia's "blokey," or chauvinistic, culture is analyzed. Author Susan Douglas takes on “a new, subtle form of sexism,” and we look at disturbing information about the...

    June 14, 2010 by Ilene H. Lang