The masculine culture in the tech industry is often cited as a root cause of the gender gap in representation. by Katherine Giscombe,PhD At Catalyst, we work with a range of corporations and firms, and we know that women in tech-intensive industries face many challenges in advancing—or even...

Women and men of color often pay an “emotional tax” at work, feeling in a constant state of being “on guard.” Katherine Giscombe, PhD Do you ever find yourself preparing to deal with potential bias, discrimination, or exclusion at work? What about bracing for insults...

The women who bear the brunt of explicit bias tend to be lower-wage workers The theme of this year’s Diversity Woman conference, “100 Years Is Too Long For Gender Equality,” expresses the impatience that many of us feel regarding the slow path toward achieving gender equality...

by Katherine Giscombe,PhD Feeling exhausted all the time? Can’t sleep? Stressed out? Most people would probably say “yes” to all of the above. But does race have anything to do with it? Could the fact that you are a person of color somehow impact you differently?...

Although Corporate America has spent years implementing diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs, black and Latino women still remain underrepresented at mid- and senior-level positions. According to recent data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, black women are 7.6 percent of the private sector workforce, but...

What business leaders need to know At this point, the country feels quite divided in a number of ways. A rise in hate crimes targeting racial/ethnic minorities has disturbed many, while others claim overreaction. Some assert that police forces are woefully underresourced and need additional support, while...

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