Prime Minister Abe holds a Catalyst Commendation presented by Deborah Gillis, President & CEO of Catalyst.


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New Research

The Journey to Inclusion: Building Workplaces That Work for Women in Japan is a new report that explores workplace culture in Japan and, specifically, the impact of inclusion on women. Catalyst surveyed 468 team members from finance, technology, pharmaceutical, and consumer products companies, aged 21 and over, to learn how companies and leaders can promote feelings of inclusion for women and men in Japan. This report is based on research conducted in Australia, China(Shanghai), India, Mexico, Germany and the United States, to understand current behaviors of current leaders in Japan and to  identify key criteria for an inclusive leader in Japan.

On October 17, our own Emily Wakeling and Tsuki Tsukahara introduced this important research and lead a discussion among panel members on how companies can “break the mold” by developing inclusive leadership from within at a panel called "Inclusive Leadership: Getting More From Diversity" at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan's Women in Business Summit. Around 180 people attended this panel.



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About Catalyst

Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit organization accelerating progress for women through workplace inclusion. With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, India, Australia, and Japan, and more than 800 supporting organizations, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research, information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst annually honors exemplary organizational initiatives that promote women’s advancement with the Catalyst Award.

What does “Catalyst” mean?

  • A Catalyst (カタリスト) is an agent for change.

  • A Catalyst is dedicated to making change for women and the workplace. You understand that when workplaces embrace all leadership talent—regardless of gender—that businesses, society, and lives change for the better. You can make a difference. You can make change happen. You can be a Catalyst.

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What We Do

We act as a catalyst through our pioneering research, our tools and services, our events, and our Awards. Together, our offerings raise awareness of how diversity benefits today’s global businesses, and provide guidance on how to enact real change. Our global lens and regional reach allow us to provide our supporters, the media, and the public with information and advice on creating workplaces that enable women and their employers to succeed. We invite organizations, women and men to join with us in building the inclusion that will make business, society and lives change for the better.

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Catalyst supporters join a global community of organizations striving to develop and improve ways to recruit, retain, and advance women in the workplace. Different benefit packages are offered to accommodate organizational priorities. All supporters receive exclusive access to high-impact content, events, and services. In addition, Research Partners support our research and join an elite community of organizations committed to making change.

About Catalyst Japan

Founded in 2014, Catalyst Japan shares its knowledge and solutions about diversity and inclusion in the workplace with the Japanese business community and government, helping transform the workforce with the power of women.

Catalyst Japan's Advisory Board is made up of leaders dedicated to advancing women and business.