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Beatrix Dart

Beatrix Dart

    Beatrix Dart

    Director, Initiative for Women in Business
    Professor, Faculty-at-Large

    Degrees: PhD in Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany
    MIS, University of Konstanz, Germany
    MA in Economics, University of Konstanz, Germany
    Email: Send an email to Beatrix Dart
    Phone: 416-946 7496


    Beatrix Dart is a Professor of Strategy and the Executive Director of the Initiative for Women in Business. Beatrix teaches courses in Management Consulting and Corporate Strategy, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined Rotman in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company, and served as the Academic Director and Associate Dean for Executive Degree Programs until 2015. In addition, she is a corporate director for EllisDon, and chairs the steering committee for The 30% Club in Canada.

    Academic Positions

    2008 -2015  Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs; Rotman School
    2007 - current  Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business; Rotman School
    2000 - current  Professor of Strategic Management; University of Toronto
    2000 - 2015  Academic Director, Executive MBA Programs; University of Toronto

    Non-Academic Positions

    2015-current  Chair, Steering Committee;The 30% Club Canada
    2016-current  Board of Directors;Greenwood Junior College
    2010-2012  Advisory Board Member;Rogers Women Network
    2009 - 2013  Board of Governors;Branksome Hall
    2012-current  Advisory board member;Institute for Leadership, Switzerland
    2006 - current  Corporate Board Director;EllisDon
    2005 - 2008  Board member;Executive MBA Council
    1995 - 2000  Management Consultant;McKinsey&Co.

    Academic / Professional Service

    2016-2017  Chair, Women in Business Steering Committee; Ontario Government, MCIT
    2015- 2016  Rotman Equity and Diversity Initiative; Rotman

    Honors and Awards

    2017  Professor of the Year; Rotman School
    2016  WXN Top 100 Award; Canada's Most Powerful Women
    2013  Top 25 Women of Influence Award; Canada
    2012  Bud Fackler Lifetime Achievement Award; EMBA Council
    2012  WomenWorthWatching Award; Diversity Journal
    2010  TIAW World of Difference Award; The International Alliance for Women
    2010, 2012  Excellence in Teaching Award; Rotman School
    2007  Conference Chair; EMBA Council
    2006  Research Chair; EMBA Council
    2006  Honorary member; CWC

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Academy of Management
    Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada
    International Biometric Society
    International Women Forum

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Dr. Dart is the architect of Rotman's One-Year Executive MBA and the Omnium, Global Executive MBA. She served as the Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, and Academic Director of Rotman's Executive Degree programs until 2015. As part of her role, she was responsible for program design, admission, and faculty selection. Beatrix teaches Management Consulting and Corporate Strategy courses, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined the Rotman School of Management in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company in London, Zurich and Toronto where she focused on serving international Fortune 500 companies in Europe and North America. As an accomplished consultant, her strategic advice is sought-after by many companies she counseled over the last years. Beatrix is also the Executive Director for Rotman's Initiative for Women in Business, advancing women in management and chairing the Steering Committee of The 30% Club Canada, supporting initiatives to fill the pipeline of senior women in companies. She has been awarded Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100 (2016), and Canada's Top 25 Influential Women Award (2013). She is frequently invited to present her insights to conferences, panels, and media. Further accomplishments include current board member of EllisDon, one of Canada's largest construction companies, as well as numerous not-for-profit board positions over the last years. A Swiss-German native and graduate of Germany's University of Konstanz, Beatrix completed a Ph.D. in Economics concurrent with a second Master degree in Information Science. She received a Master in Economics from the University of Konstanz.  

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