Supporters are a select group of people that are passionate about creating, leading, and managing change.

You should support the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) if you are motivated to co-create a world-leading institution that advances the world’s understanding of challenges related to gender and economy and generate solutions to these challenges that can be implemented, ultimately resulting in lasting, disruptive change.

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Support in any amount is welcome!

Donations can be made via the University of Toronto’s online portal by clicking the donate button or for more information please contact us directly via email.

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All sponsors will be acknowledged on the GATE website’s donor wall and in multi-media communications. Sponsors will also receive automatic admission into the GATE LinkedIn community and newsletter. This community will receive direct social feeds of cutting edge research and notable gender and the economy news, invitations to public lecture series’ and invitations to occasional moderated live partner discussions.

For a list of our Power Circle members, please see our community page here.

The GATE Power Circle provides supporters with a unique opportunity to lead disruptive change towards gender equality.

Specifically, the Power Circle experience includes:

Supporters who generously provide gifts over $25,000 (can be payable over 5 years) are admitted into the GATE Power Circle.

Member Charter

Power Circle members will have an opportunity to meet with the faculty leadership and program team, spending 2-3 hours evaluating and discussing the member’s impact aspirations. The outcome of this meeting is a membership charter which outlines opportunities to collaborate.

Annual Conference

Power Circle members will gain admission to the annual GATE conference, alongside notable senior executives, business leaders and policy makers. As part of the annual conference, members will also have an opportunity to participate in a workshop and will be invited to a pre-conference member reception.

Lecture Series

Power Circle members will have the opportunity to attend and receive preferential seating at up to 10 public lectures at the Rotman School of Management featuring leading thinkers active in the gender and economy space.


Power Circle members will receive a variety of GATE communications and have an opportunity to participate in at least 2 GATE Talks podcasts which will be disseminated through various University of Toronto communication and marketing channels, including the alumni network. All public multi-media can also be leveraged directly by members to showcase their commitment to gender and the economy. GATE talks will officially launch in 2018. At their discretion, Power Circles members will also have the opportunity produce a “stories of impact” video blog.


Power Circle members will gain admission to semi-annual workshops that involve reviewing and discussing new findings on critical issues relating to gender and the economy. These workshops will provide members with direct access to a roundtable of global thought leaders and academics.

Mentorship Program

Based on each individual Power Circle charter, members may have the opportunity to complete a discrete project, engage with one of Rotman’s student business consulting practices, present a business challenge to an MBA project team to solve through design thinking and other methodologies or mentor students’ on an approved topic of choice.

You can download our PDF brochure here.


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