The Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School of Management promotes an understanding of gender inequalities and how they can be remedied – by people of all genders – in the world of business and, more broadly, in the economy.

Close partnership with prominent corporations, governments & individuals will be essential to the success of the mission. If we are going to use rigorous research to change the conversation, we need the whole community to be engaged in that conversation. Community engagement through partnership creates an opportunity for exponential impact – our partners are front-runners in creating, leading, and managing change and are motivated and ready to drive lasting disruption in gender equality by working with us to:

  • Engage new perspectives on gender-related challenges;
  • Co-create a world-leading hub to advance our understanding of problems related to gender and economy; and
  • Collaborate on actionable solutions to gender-based challenges.

Industry Partners

We are pleased to announce our first industry partners have joined our community. For more on the opportunities for organizational partners, see here.

Bain & Company

Power Circle

Our Power Circle members commit $25,000 or more to support our mission. See here for more opportunities to support us!

Molline Green (MBA ’98)

Jonathan Lister (B.A. ’94, MBA ’00)

Kevin Lobo (MBA ’95)

Kerrie MacPherson (B.Comm ’86, MBA ’91)

Anita McGahan (George E. Connell Chair in Organizations & Society)

Barry McInerney (B.Comm ’85, MBA ’87)

Rosemary McInerney (B.A. ’86, B.Ed 88)

Hilary Partner (MBA ’18)

Individual Sponsors

We would like to thank the following Individual Sponsors who have supported our work. Learn how you can support us here.

Sarah Albo (MBA ’18)
Hugh Arnold
Heather Campbell (MBA ’19)
Anna Y. Chau (MBA ’17)
Jillian Chown (MBA ’06, PhD ’16)
Darlene Clover (BA ’94, PhD ’99)
The Evangelist Family
Lawrence D. Franklin
Delee Fromm
Verónica Hernandez Herrera (MBA ’19)
Farah Huq
Vanessa Serra Iarocci
Celeste Jalbert (MBA ’17)
Sarah Kaplan
Dilek Karaso (MBA ’20)
Dolores Keating-Mallen
Bonnie Lam
Jennifer Lancaster
Ruth Mandel – WHO GIVES Fund
Mary E. McCutcheon
Pablo L. Nazé (MBA ’20)
Mihee Park (MBA ’12)
Narjis Premjee (MBA ’19)
Sydney B. Raeburn-Power
Adil Sethi (MBA ’19)
Camille Simardone (BCOMM ’14)
Marilyn Spink
Myha Truong-Regan
Helen Vavougios (MBA ’16)
Chelsea Wagner
Stephanie Watsa (MBA ’12)
Rosemary Williamson (MBA ’20)
Stacy Zosky

Community Partners

We are proud to collaborate with our community partners on the goal of creating disruptive change towards gender equality.

Catalyst Inc
Pride at Work

Media Partners

We are partnering with media outlets to publish and promote our ideas. Click through the logos to see our op-ed series with The Mark News and a blog series with Stanford Social Innovation Review.

The Mark News

Academic Partners

With our Academic Partnerships we will continue to advance rigorous research in order to change the conversation on gender equality. These partnerships extend our reach to other institutions around Canada and beyond. Our collaborations with scholars from other universities helps build critical mass for new conversations.

Engineering Success in STEM
Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH)