How African American women can thrive and succeed in today’s workplace Katherine Giscombe, PhD When my research team and I at Catalyst investigated African American women in corporate environments in the mid-2000s, we noted the phenomenon of their “outsider-within” status. By remaining conscious that they were outsiders...

Katherine Giscombe, PhD In Catalyst’s continuing work on women in the workplace, we have found that a key success factor is having powerful sponsors in an organization who actively advocate for their protégés and help them acquire key positions. C-suite position holders are especially helpful in supporting overall diversity...

Learning How to Wield Gracious Power Prof. Sukhvinder Obhi Power is a central feature in contemporary news headlines, and social commentators constantly analyze its corrupting effects. Often, the corrupting power that they refer to is wielded by men and, in particular, white men. Given this, it’s easy...

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...

Shows such as Bull, Mr. Robot, and Orphan Black represent supercool women as techies. by Marilyn Nagel Women are in the minority in senior roles in every industry and are even less represented in STEM fields. Further, women’s progress in STEM fields is not as swift as in others, such...

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...

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