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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    On Sponsorship: Why Might a Sponsor Choose Me?

    This month, we’ll be focusing on the power of sponsorship: what it means, why it’s important, and how to get it. We’re kicking off our coverage with today’s guest blog post by a Dublin-based Diversity & Inclusion professional who shares some practical tips for attracting a sponsor. As we delve...

    July 5, 2013 by Aoife Flood

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Cynthia G. Marshall

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives who are Catalysts for change in their careers and their companies. This week, the spotlight is on Cynthia G. Marshall,  Senior Vice-President, Human Resources, AT&T, who empowers employees to be comfortable being...

    July 1, 2013 by Catalyst

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    CCH Champions Change Minds—and Workplaces—in Corporate Canada

    If there is any group of people who understand that “Women Can,” it’s the Catalyst Canada Honours Champions. The 2013 Champions, like their predecessors in the past three years, have demonstrated the truth of that principle throughout their careers.

    The five Champions, in three categories,...

    June 25, 2013 by Alex Johnston

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    #WomenCan Spotlight: Kathleen P. Marvel

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives who are Catalysts for change in their careers and their companies. This week, the spotlight is on Kathleen P. Marvel, former Chief Diversity Officer at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Now retired, Kathy...

    June 21, 2013 by Catalyst

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    Take Five: LGBT Inclusion in India

    “I’m not a eunuch, I’m a homosexual! It’s not wrong to be a eunuch, and it’s not wrong to be gay!”

    Hearing the lines above in the opening scene of “Bombay Talkies,” a recent film released as a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, brought to mind the frustrating paradox of life for...

    June 19, 2013 by Aarti Shyamsunder, PhD

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    Blind Woman Walks Into a Bar (Exam)

    As a legally blind young lawyer, I have not always found the legal profession especially welcoming. First, there’s the “problem” of my being a woman. Nearly half of all law school graduates are women; far fewer remain in the profession, let alone go on to be partners or judges.

    And then...

    June 14, 2013 by Anne Blackfield

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    What My Dad Taught Me about “Women’s Work”

    As a ninth grade student, I went with my Dad to Take Your Kids to Work Day.  Instead of having me follow him around for the day, he set up meetings for me with many of the women in the office.  I asked them questions, and learned about their jobs.  They told me why they loved working, what about...

    June 13, 2013 by Kerry Goodenow

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    #WomanCan Spotlight: Chantal Glenisson

    Welcome to the latest in our series of #WomenCan profiles, highlighting executives who are Catalysts for change in their careers and their companies. This week, the spotlight is on Chantal Glenisson, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Eastern Canada, Walmart Canada Corp., who learned about...

    June 11, 2013 by Catalyst

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    A Surprise Attack of Stereotyping

    I arrived at LaGuardia airport early one cold morning, shortly after Hurricane Sandy had paralyzed transportation throughout New York City. I felt proud of myself for being on time. Car services were raising their prices astronomically and I’d managed to get a ride to the airport without paying...

    June 7, 2013 by Jeff Barth

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    When It Doesn’t Pay to Wear the Pants

    This month, we’ll be focusing on LGBT issues and workplace inclusivity (“Everyone at the table”). We’re kicking off our coverage with today’s blog post—written by a former Catalyst intern!—which details obstacles faced by butch women in the workplace. As we delve into these important and timely...

    June 4, 2013 by Hannah Winsten