In one of four short talks on how to “Survive and Thrive,” Sarah Kaplan talks about the challenges of achieving gender diversity.

The Rotman School strategy area launched its new book:  Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. In one of the 4 short talks launching the book, GATE director, Sarah Kaplan, spoke about the challenges of achieving gender diversity in your business on November 7, 2017.

In it, she talks about how lack of attention to diversity issues can lead to important challenges to businesses including lawsuits, reputational damage and struggles in the war for talent. She highlights four actions individuals and organizations can do to invest in equality:  sponsoring (not just mentoring); enrolling and engaging to build support in the organization; increasing transparency of information on recruiting, pay and promotions; and monitoring people and holding them accountable.

The full chapter is available here.

About “Survive and Thrive”

From Volkswagen to BP, from Blackberry to Bombardier, from United Airlines to Equifax, businesses — large and small — face threats to their survival. These worries keep corporate leaders awake and night. Is there anything businesses can do about it?

This question and more is answered in the new book, Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business, featuring a collection of insights by strategy professors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. The book takes readers through some of the most vexing threats to business today, threats that put the very existence of organizations into question. From disruptive innovatio