Catalyst research is the foundation of all our solutions for creating equitable workplaces. We examine today's work environments and employees' experiences in them. We track representation of women in corporate leadership and determine the root causes of gender gaps. We use fact-based, scientific methods—including longitudinal panels and large-scale field studies—to explore barriers and measure success. Whether you’re looking for numbers, ideas, or solutions, Catalyst has what you need. It’s why Catalyst is the most-trusted resource for knowledge on gender and inclusive leadership in the business.
Quick Take: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter
Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Quick Take: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
Although prohibited in many countries, sex discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace still occur.
Quick Take: Women’s Earnings—The Wage Gap
Facts and figures on the gender wage-gaps that women—young and old—experience worldwide.
Quick Take: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Workplace Issues
Find the statistics you need regarding LGBT populations around the world and their work environments.
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.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—United States
A snapshot of the state of American women in the workforce, including in leadership and management.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Canada
How does Canada's increasing, diversifying, and aging population impact working women?
Quick Take: People of Colour in Canada
Facts and figures about Canada's people of colour population in the workplace and education.
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.
Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs
Catalyst looks at trends among women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) in S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies.
Quick Take: Women in Accounting
Statistics on representation, the pay gap, and other issues facing women in accounting worldwide.
Ask Catalyst Express: Starting a Diversity Initiative
Resources to help you address key topics as your organization begins to develop a diversity and inclusion initiative.
Quick Take: Women in Energy—Gas, Mining, and Oil
A statistical overview of women working in the energy industry—including mining, gas, and oil—globally, in Canada, and in the United States.
Quick Take: Women in Government
A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Mexico
While important advances have been made, Mexican women still face many workplace challenges.
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Europe
How are major demographic shifts—an aging population, falling birth rates, and increasing migration—impacting European women in the workforce?
Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—China
Although Chinese women hold one of Asia's highest labor-force-participation rates, cultural norms put working women at a disadvantage.
Quick Take: Women on Corporate Boards
Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.
Quick Take: Buying Power
Select populations have enormous influence as consumers, which may not correspond with the size of their populations.
Quick Take: Women of Color in the United States
Women of color will be the majority of all women in the United States by 2060.