Research

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.

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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.

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Ask Catalyst Express: Women CEOs

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

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Quick Take: Women in Accounting

Statistics on representation, the pay gap, and other issues facing women in accounting worldwide.

Culture Change

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.

Business Case

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.

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Quick Take: Women in Government

A snapshot of the leadership roles women play in democratically elected governments around the world.

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Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Mexico

While important advances have been made, Mexican women still face many workplace challenges.

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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.

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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?

Board Diversity

Quick Take: Women on Corporate Boards

Get the facts on the benefits of gender-balanced boards and find resources to help diversify your board.

Business Case

Quick Take: Buying Power

Select populations have enormous influence as consumers, which may not correspond with the size of their populations.

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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.

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Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Global

In many countries, women account for 40% or more of the total labor force.

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Quick Take: Women in Law

Data and sources on women in law in Canada, Europe, and the United States.

LGBTQ+

Ask Catalyst Express: Transgender Inclusion

This guide helps employers create more inclusive workplaces for transgender employees—and thus, all employees.

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Quick Take: Women in Male-Dominated Industries and Occupations

Women working in male-dominated industries face a variety of challenges including pervasive stereotypes and sexual harassment.

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Quick Take: Women in the Automotive Industry

American and European women are underrepresented in the fields of automotive manufacturing, repair, and sales.

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Quick Take: Generations—Demographic Trends in Population and Workforce

This Quick Take has revealing information about different generations in the workforce worldwide.

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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.

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Quick Take: Women in Management

What's the status of women in senior management and leadership positions around the world?