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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    The Politics of Women in Leadership

    It’s no secret that women face barriers on their way to the top. The good news? Many or even most of these barriers in the workplace are unintended. The bad news? Many people don’t even realize they are inherently biased, which is what can create these barriers in the first place.

    October 25, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    Q&A with The Wall Street Journal's Joann Lublin on her new book, Earning It

    Joann Lublin, Management News Editor for The Wall Street Journal, discusses her new book, "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World.

    October 21, 2016 by Joann Lublin

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    Rosie Rios: Women, Our Currency, and the U.S. Treasury

    Rosie Rios, former Treasurer of the United States, on placing a woman on the U.S. currency for the first time in over a century, and advocating for women and the Hispanic community.  

    October 14, 2016 by Rosie Rios

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    Women are Getting a Seat at the Table, but the Pay Gap Remains

    The pay gap still remains and there are far from enough women in leadership positions, however, what is promising is that change can happen quickly when businesses are willing to admit a problem exists.

    October 3, 2016 by Emanuela Heyninck

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    10 More Steps to Create Inclusive Workplaces

    In my previous blog I wrote about my favorite intentional actions that a leader, team, or organization could take to focus on inclusion.

    I got so many helpful tips, that we felt it would be best to break them up into two posts. So, here are the next 10 (and a bonus) to help you and your company...

    August 25, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    10 Steps to Create Inclusive Workplaces

    Leaders are the ones who set the tone from the top down, and they’re the ones who must focus on and choose to be inclusive. After all, diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. This month I decided to compile a list of my favorite actions—easy, practical, and intentional actions—that a...

    August 11, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    My Reflections on Women in Politics

    We have witnessed history unfold this week as Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated as a presidential candidate for a major US political party. As a woman, an advocate for gender equality, and a “recovering” political animal, I have been moved and inspired. And of course, it’s...

    July 27, 2016 by Deborah Gillis

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    #WomenCan: The Importance of Male Advocacy

    "Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights." This is one of my favorite quotes. Secretary Hillary Clinton delivered it at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing over 20 years ago. It was true in 1995 and it's true today.

    I'll be honest,...

    July 25, 2016 by Bernard C. Coleman

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    'OITNB' Actress Alysia Reiner Discusses Her New Project 'Equity'

    1. What do you want people to take away after seeing Equity

    Here’s what I’d love to hear people say on the way out of the theater:

    What a great thriller about current Wall Street.

    Wow, so many complex issues about women in the workplace that all women encounter that I’ve never seen on...

    July 19, 2016 by Alysia Reiner

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    United in One Goal: Diversity in the German Soccer Team

    The end of the Second World War heralded in a time in Germany where any signs of patriotism became a no-go.   Only since 2006, during “ein Sommermärchen,” a summer’s fairy tale, when Germany hosted the FIFA World Cup football finals, are we, slowly but surely, taking pleasure in waving black, red...

    July 13, 2016 by Isabelle Kürschner, PhD