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Catalyst was established in the United States in 1962 by Felice N. Schwartz, a passionate activist who believed that women were an untapped resource who could help meet the United States’ growing labor shortage. Now, we are the leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. Our community of Supporters includes the Catalyst Board of Advisors, a group of high-level executives from leading companies who help guide our direction.

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Pyramid: Women in S&P 500 Companies

Catalyst's famous pyramid depicts how the number of women in leadership positions shrinks as they climb the corporate ladder. Read…

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List: Women CEOs of the S&P 500

Find out which women are currently CEOs of S&P 500 companies.

Pay Equity

Why the Chants of Equal Pay at the Women’s World Cup Matter

The USWNT are stars who produce results—and revenue—for their employers. So why aren’t they compensated fairly?

MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change – Cincinnati

This MARC Leaders 1.5 day workshop is a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and…

Business Case

Report: Inclusive Leadership: The View From Six Countries

This study delves into the similarities across countries in how employees characterize inclusion and leadership behaviors that foster it. Read…

Future of Work

Conversation with Catalyst CEO Lorraine Hariton on the Future of Work

Discover Catalyst President Lorraine Hariton's tips on how to lead with an inclusive approach to meet talent shortages.

Sexual Harassment

Quick Take: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.

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Quick Take: Women’s Earnings—The Wage Gap

Facts and figures on the gender wage-gaps that women—young and old—experience worldwide.

Talent Management Practices

7 Things You Can Do to Recruit Women of Color

Bias is baked into many organizations' hiring practices. Here's how to change that.

MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change -New Jersey

This MARC Leaders 1.5 day workshop is a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and…

MARC Leaders Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change – Cambridge

This MARC Leaders 1.5 day workshop is a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and…

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Quick Take: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues

Find the statistics you need regarding LGBT populations around the world and their work environments.

Inclusion

Historical List of Women CEOs of the Fortune Lists: 1972-2019

The only complete listing of all the women who have been CEO in the Fortune listings.

STEM

How I Learned to Excel in a Male-Dominated Workplace

Sodexo's Melinda Gorgenyi details her rise to the top in the field of facilities management.

Inclusion

Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—United States

A snapshot of the state of American women in the workforce, including in leadership and management.

Employee Resource Groups

What’s Next for Employee Resource Groups

Bank of America's Wil Lewis shares his view of employee networks and ERGs in shaping Bank of America’s culture.   Read…

Business Case

Quick Take: Women in Financial Services

A look at the state of women working in specific occupations that fall within the field of financial services. Read…

Culture Change

More Women in Leadership: How, Why, and When

Why has it taken so long to diversify senior leadership?  Why is this an opportune moment to make change in…

Business Case

Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs

Catalyst looks at trends among women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.

MARC Workshop: Creating Partnership for Change – Houston, TX

This MARC Leaders 1.5-day workshop is a unique Catalyst program to raise awareness and generate interest in supporting and promoting…