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: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter

Get data and findings from a vast body of research on the benefits of workplace diversity and inclusion.

Sexual Harassment

Quick Take: Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

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

Top Resources

Quick Take: Women’s Earnings—The Wage Gap

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

Top Resources

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.

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.

Inclusion

Quick Take: Women in the Workforce—Canada

How does Canada's increasing, diversifying, and aging population impact working women?

Gender, Race, and Ethnicity

Quick Take: People of Colour in Canada

Facts and figures about Canada's people of colour population in the workplace and education.

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.

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.

Business Case

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.

Business Case

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—Europe

How are major demographic shifts—an aging population, falling birth rates, and increasing migration—impacting European women in the workforce?

Business Case

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.

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.