Lechin Lu is the Associate Director at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She was the Project Lead of the Gender Analytics program and a GATE MBA Student Fellow in 2018.
Lechin is a social innovator and an expert integrator skilled in pushing boundaries of expertise and disciplines to forge collaboration. She has worked with a broad range of organizations across industries in the public and private sectors. Her recent projects include working with the Criterion Institute to strengthen gender analysis in gender lens investing to achieve transformative equality and social inclusion outcomes.
Lechin is also an active community organizer and volunteer. She served as a mentor of the University of Toronto Women’s Association, led community advocacy campaigns for equitable healthcare in Toronto’s immigrant communities, facilitated anti-racism, anti-oppression training, and helped establish the first social-worker-led family counselling centre in southern China.
Lechin holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a Master of Social Work from the University of Calgary, specializing in international development.