In today’s workplace, allyship is a cornerstone of inclusive leadership practice. Dr. Dnika J. Travis As I reread the pathbreaking book Our Separate Ways by Dr. Ella Bell and Dr. Stella Nkomo, I am inspired by some central questions: How can women advocate for and make change as...

by Dr. Westina Matthews “I don’t envy what you are doing, but I envy that you are doing it.” How often have I thought this while working at the same company for 24 years, as I watched others stretch themselves toward new horizons, daring to risk leaving...

Susan MacKenty Brady Just as many men are asking themselves how to “be” in the conversation about gender equity, as a white woman, I have been asking myself how I can “be” in the topic of racial equity in leadership. As a girl raised by a single...

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...

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