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Race, Gender and Workplace Equity

Catalyst via edX Professional Certificate


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.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Unconscious Bias: From Awareness to Action

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

Course 2: Communication Skills for Dialoguing Across Difference

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

Course 3: Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace

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.

Course 4: Understanding Gender Equity

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.


Taught by

Audrey Gallien, Vandana Juneja, Terrence Underwood, Ashley Rivenbark, Tolonda M. Tolbert and Jared Cline


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