Research briefs, news, and event recaps related to economic prosperity.
The Globe and Mail
Stanford Social Innovation ReviewInvesting 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.
Rotman Management MagazineRotman Professor Sarah Kaplan describes, in an interview, the emerging investing movement that is using a ‘gender lens’ to uncover value.
Diane Elson, former Chair of the UK Women's Budget Group talks about gender budgeting which seeks to secure social and economic justice.
‘Diversity is our strength’: Americas Competitiveness Exchange highlights U of T Engineering leadership in diversity, robotics research
U of T Engineering News features Sarah Kaplan moderating a panel on women in STEM and entrepreneurship featuring Dean Cristina Amon, Stephenie Foster, Genevieve Tanguay and Trina Alexson at the sixth Americas Competitiveness Exchange
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Economic development efforts regularly focus on women, often because women are seen as risk averse and more likely to use money prudently. But this seemingly beneficial stereotype can lead to discrimination and unequal outcomes.
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