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 Industry 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.
We hosted our 2nd Annual Research Roundtable 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.