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Professional Certificate in
Race, Gender and Workplace Equity

What you will learn

  • Develop an understanding of what unconscious bias is and its impact on decision-making and develop skills to recognize and take action to mitigate it.
  • Learn communication skills to engage in dialogue instead of debate and develop strategies to bridge divides, build inclusion, and create workplaces where everyone feels welcome.
  • Explore why anti-racism matters and review key anti-racism concepts and the role they play in workplaces and society.
  • Understand the nature of Emotional Tax and its impact on underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and identify actions to take to address racial inequities in your workplace and community.
  • Understand gender equity, why it matters, and how to recognize and address gender equities in the workplace.

The unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic and the heightened awareness around racial injustices have challenged organizations and teams to work together in new ways to create inclusive workplaces where employees feel trusted, valued, and psychologically safe. Always, but especially in times of disruption and uncertainty, it’s important that all employees—regardless of rank or role—practice inclusive leadership to support a culture of trust and predictability, help “anchor” teams, and ensure individuals can thrive.

Catalyst’s “Foundations of Race, Gender, and Equity in the Workplace” learning curriculum empowers leaders, from the frontline to the C-suite, with critical knowledge and skills needed to build more inclusive workplaces, manage diverse teams, and serve diverse clients and customers. The curriculum guides learners as they examine their own assumptions and biases; come to understand key terms and behaviors; and practice skills through engaging activities, insightful case studies, and practical self-assessments to gain a clear understanding of what it means to be an inclusive leader and why it’s essential in today’s global marketplace.

Catalyst is a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women. Founded in 1962, Catalyst drives change with pioneering research, practical tools, and proven solutions to accelerate and advance women into leadership– because progress for women is progress for everyone.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
2 months
1 - 2 hours per week
Discounted price: $176.40
Pre-discounted price: $196USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. CatalystX's Race, Gender and Workplace Equity Professional Certificate

  2. 1–2 hours per week, for 3 weeks

    Learn in-demand leadership skills necessary to manage unconscious bias in your workplace.

  3. 1–2 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    Develop practical communication skills to mend divides and build a more tolerant and inclusive world.

  4. 1–2 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    As part of our CatalystX series on Race, Gender and Workplace Equity, this course is designed to help you understand the impact of racism and some strategies to address it. This introductory course will help you advance your individual learning by focusing on key concepts and behaviors, and skills you can develop to live anti-racist values.

  5. 1–2 hours per week, for 1 weeks

    Understand what gender equity is, the difference between gender equity and gender equality, why it matters, and how to recognize and address gender inequity in the workplace.

    • Research into the business case for diversity & inclusion shows that diverse, inclusive organizations are more successful at:
    • Recruiting and retaining talent.
    • Maximizing talent and productivity.
    • Developing management teams that are innovative and earn a premium for their innovation.
    • Practicing better decision-making among teams.
    • Enjoying strong reputations.
    • Performing better financially.

Meet your instructors
from Catalyst (CatalystX)

Anna Sullivan (Course Instructor)
Senior Associate, Catalyst Europe
Dr. Terrence Underwood (Course Instructor)
Vice President of Learning Products and Programs at Catalyst
Ashley Rivenbark (Course Advisor)
Senior Associate of Leading for Equity and Inclusion
Tolonda M. Tolbert
Former Senior Director, Inclusive Leadership Initiative
Jared Cline
Community Manager, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)
Audrey Gallien
Former Director, Marketing
Andrea Tatum (Course Instructor)
Sr. Director of Corporate Engagement, Western Region
Xochitl Ledesma (Course Advisor)
Director, Leading for Equity and Inclusion
Julie Friedberg (Course Instructor)
Senior Director, Learning Design & Delivery
Sunita Mahtani (Course Instructor)
Director, US Corporate Engagement
Dnika Travis, PhD (Course Advisor)
Vice President, Research
Julie Nugent (Course Advisor)
Senior Vice President, Learning & Advisory Services
Tenika Francis (Course Instructor)
Sr. Director of Human Resources
Dr. Terrence Underwood (Course Advisor)
Vice President of Learning Products and Programs at Catalyst
Corin Ramos, PhD (Course Advisor)
Director, Research
Joy Ohm (Course Advisor)
Vice President, Science Writer and Advisor
Joanna Duffett (Course Instructor)
Sr. Associate Librarian, Information Center
Risa Pappas, MFA (Course Instructor)
Director, Production Editor
​Krista Brookman (Course Advisor)
Vice President, Inclusive Leadership Initiative
Emily Troiano
Senior Director, Information Center
Lauren Pasquarella Daley, PhD (Course Instructor)
Senior Director, Women and the Future of Work
Charlie Owen (Course Instructor)
Associate Librarian, Information Center
Heather Foust-Cummings, PhD (Course Advisor)
Senior Vice President, Research & Consulting
Vandana Juneja
Executive Director of Catalyst Canada
Amelia Costigan
Director, Information Center

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