Anna Beninger is a co-author of Catalyst's global longitudinal study of high-potential employees, and speaks extensively on this research in both virtual and in-person events. She is taking a lead role in developing new research on the challenges and opportunities for women in STEM industries. She is also leading the creation of a community of Millennial women and men—people born between 1980 and 2000—to separate myth from fact about these future leaders. In addition to her position in the research department, Ms. Beninger is also a member of the Work-Life Issue Specialty Team, an internal group that builds knowledge and fields expertise requests on the topic.
Prior to joining Catalyst, she was a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School, where she conducted social psychological research, co-authored a book chapter for Research in Organizational Behavior, and managed a 10-person research lab.
Ms. Beninger earned her MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology at the London School of Economics on a United States National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She presented her dissertation, "Women in Academia: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Work/Life Balance," at international conferences in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. She graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a BA in Psychology, where she co-authored "Sex Differences in Intelligence," a chapter for the Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence.
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