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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    Look and Lead in India Inc.

    At a 2012 World Economic Forum session entitled, “Changing Mindsets: India’s Missing Women,” The Wall Street Journal noted that “there weren’t many minds present.” Only 100 people attended the session, which was held in a room large enough for 1000. The session title aptly captures the...

    December 14, 2012 by Deepali Bagati

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    Get on Board: Just Add One

    Around the world, everyone is talking about women on corporate boards, but the talk hasn’t led to change in the United States. For the seventh year in a row, Catalyst prepared the same headline for the release of our annual Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors: women’s...

    December 11, 2012 by Brande Stellings, JD

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    Welcome to Catalyzing

    Many voices—one vision. Welcome to Catalyzing 2.0!

    Catalyst has offices on three continents and more than 500 global member organizations, and workplace equality can mean something different in each region in which we operate. In India, a safe ride home from the office late at night can be an...

    December 5, 2012 by Catalyst

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    Changes Ahead!

    We launched Catalyzing in February 2010 to track news, emerging research, and debates about women and business, and also to give me an opportunity to share my own views on the challenges women face in the workplace. After nearly three years—and more than 150 blog posts—I’m excited to announce a...

    November 29, 2012 by Ilene H. Lang

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    Top Women Lose Out on “Hot Jobs”

    It's not just leading projects that matters for career advancement. It's leading the right projects.

    We’ve been following the careers of MBA grads from around the world, and Catalyst’s new report, Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution?, the latest in our Promise of Future Leadership project, ...

    November 28, 2012 by Christine Silva

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    The Future of CanCon

    About two and half years ago, I launched CanCon to extend the conversation about gender equality in Canada and to share some of my thoughts, experiences, and reactions to the change (or lack of change) in our workplaces. More than 100 blog posts later, I’m delighted to announce an exciting next...

    November 27, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    The Catalyst Canada Honours

    I always look forward to The Catalyst Canada Honours as one of the high points of the year. But the energy and commitment of the business leaders who attended the conference and dinner this year surpassed my expectations. This year’s Catalyst Canada Honours included a half-day conference to...

    November 21, 2012 by Deborah Gillis

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    What If?

    The Catalyst Canada Honours celebrates champions who have made diversity and advancement of women a hallmark of their careers. In this week’s CanCon, Emily Pomeroy, chair of the 2012 nominating committee, shares some reasons that you should consider nominating a champion you know, or applying...

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    Celebrating Champions

    The annual Catalyst Canada Honours recognizes champions who advance women in their organizations, industries, and communities. Catalyst Canada's new Executive Director, Alex Johnston, shares her impressions of her first Catalyst Canada Honours in the guest post below. Congrats again to this year...

    November 5, 2012 by Alex Johnston

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    Welcome, Alex Johnston

    I’m excited to introduce Canadian members and friends of Catalyst to our new Executive Director, Alex Johnston. Alex will work with members and our Catalyst Canada team to shape a strategy for the continued growth and advancement of gender equity in Canadian business.

    I first met Alex about six...

    October 25, 2012 by Deborah Gillis