This conference aims to develop more sustainable solutions for increasing diversity and inclusion by applying insights from behavioural science. | September 28, 2018
Join us as author, Thomas McBee, explores the dynamics of masculinity and the weight of male violence as a transgender man. | October 03, 2018
Join us as associate professor and author, Heath Fogg Davis, asks: Why do we need to mark people and places with sex categories? | December 06, 2018
Carol Anne Hilton and Devon Fiddler shared their successes and challenges in navigating the economy as Indigenous women, and their views on where we might go from here. | April 19
Jamil Jivani, founder of the Citizen Empowerment Project, joined us to discuss his latest book: "Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity." | April 9
Joanne Lipman, Editor in Chief of USA TODAY, joined us on March 28 to talk about her book "That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know and Women Need to Tell Them About Working Together."
In honor of International Women's Day, we held a panel discussion on Women in STEM with Huda Idrees, Founder and CEO of Dot Health; Andrea Stairs, CEO of eBay Canada; Marisa Sterling, Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity at the Lassonde School of Engineering; Jessica Yamoah, Founder of Innovate Inclusion.
In our first Corporate Partner Workshop, our researchers and partners engaged on the gender wage gap, the state-of-the-art on the business case for diversity, the unintended consequences of diversity statements and more.
In light of the #Metoo moment, we welcomed Catherine Porter, The New York Times’ Canada bureau chief to moderate a conversation with Jodi Kantor and Emily Steel, the investigative journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein and Bill O’Reilly stories, and Jessica Bennett, the NYT’s gender editor. | February 21, 2018
View this 1-hour webcast of Sarah Kaplan's presentation on meritocracy and the ways it can produce biased outcomes. It was given as part of the medical school's City-Wide Grand Rounds on January 17, 2018.
Conversation with Mary Eberts, co-founder of LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund) on the social and economic costs of gender-based violence and what can be done about it.
We hosted our 2nd Annual Research Round Table for academic researchers. This year, the discussion featured a keynote from Professor Laura Morgan Roberts, idea blitzes from U of T researchers, and a debate on the pros and cons of diversity training.
Our colleagues at BEAR (Behavioural Economics at Rotman) have a webinar series. Our own Faculty Research Fellow, Prof. Sonia Kang spoke on "Nudging for Diversity" on November 9, 2017
At the new book launch of "Survive and Thrive," Sarah Kaplan gave a short talk on her chapter on the challenges of achieving gender diversity and how to address them.
This event launched the publication of Rotman Magazine’s special issue on Inequality. We featured four short “TED-style” talks on inequality and what to do about it on October 03, 2017
Anjuan Simmons gave practical tips for what any of us can do to be an ally and lend our privilege to marginalized groups at work.
We brought together senior leaders from Deloitte, TD, the Ontario government, Manulife and RBC to talk about how to be an ally to LGBTQ employees
Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, Angela Duckworth explained why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. | May 2017
Diane Elson, former Chair of the UK Women's Budget Group talks about gender budgeting which seeks to secure social and economic justice through a focus on how budgets impact on gender equality & well-being of women, especially at the intersections of class, ethnicity, age, disability & sexual orientation.
Frustrated with the lack of progress towards gender equality in the economy, proponents of diversity are building the "business case" for action. But, Professor Sarah Kaplan argues in this TEDx talk, this may do more harm than good.
If gender equality promises benefits to everyone, why aren’t we embracing it? Catherine Mayer tackles this question in “Attack of the Fifty Foot Women.” | April 2017
Aaron Dhir presented the findings of his latest book: Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity | May 3, 2017
A panel discussion commemorating Equal Pay Day discussed the gender wage gap, child care, parental leave (maternity and paternity), education/skills development, and business norms and practices.
More than 50 trailblazing women offer surprising insights & lessons in this in-the-trenches career guide. | March 2017
“Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” explores and suggests a tension that exists in corporate and investment communities: we believe that we operate in a meritocracy, but the evidence increasingly suggests that we do not. Sonya Kunkel, Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Talent Strategies, BMO Financial Group spoke with Sarah Kaplan about this.
Krawcheck offers a new kind of career playbook for a new era of feminism. | Jan 2017
We screened the film "Equity" – about a female investment banker – and then held a Q&A with Carrie Blair, Executive Vice-President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer, Sun Life Financial and Investor in the film
We convened scholars to discuss the latest findings on gender & the economy, including keynote from Professor Julie Nelson, Univ. of Massachusetts, on "'Essential Natures'?: The Invention of Risk-Averse Women and Bottom-Line Companies," an idea blitz of work in progress & a scholarly debate on quotas.
Eve Ellis of Morgan Stanley and Angela Sun of Bloomberg L.P. came from New York to participate in on-stage conversation led by Prof. Sarah Kaplan of Rotman. The conversation focused on why gender is “material” to investors.
Andi Zeisler on marketplace feminism and what it means when social change becomes a brand identity. | Sept 2016
We brought together senior executives from IBM, BMO, TD and Manulife to talk about how to be out and a leader at work.
A panel from US Trust, Barclays and Rotman discusses how investing with a gender lens can create financial and social impact by increasing women’s access to capital, promoting workplace equity, and creating products and services that improve the lives of women and girls.