The Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of Management is a proven force for change. We provide professional women with leadership development opportunities, new ways of thinking and vital connections that help them advance and succeed in their careers. We are a trusted partner to forward-thinking corporations and organizations through our custom programs, presentations and events, and diversity consulting. We aspire to create a business landscape that is prosperous and equitable.
In the News:
Making Boardroom Equality a Reality: Rotman’s programs for women help bolster careers and leadership abilities - U of T Magazine, Autumn 2013
Our programs adapt quickly to the changing needs of women in business. When you’re in our classrooms, you’ll learn how to be a better leader and a better decision-maker at every stage of your career.You’ll feel re-energized about what you do and see new ways to leverage what you do best to take your career to the next level.
Best Practices Network
Our Best Practices Network brings together representatives from corporate women’s networks at over 65 organizations to share best practices, review relevant research and explore case studies relating to diversity and inclusion, women's leadership, and engaging men in diversity initiatives.
Through interactive roundtable events, Best Practices Network Members share successful strategies for attracting and retaining women at all levels within organizations, and the most effective ways to build a more diverse and prosperous corporate culture. We review the latest research on diversity and inclusion, and focus on case studies of organizations, both Canadian and international, that are achieving measurable success in championing diversity and advancing women as industry leaders.
Past Roundtable sessions have included Unlocking the Power of Networks in your Organization; and Creating Successful Diversity Initiatives: Measurement, Messaging and the Engagement of Men. We also host an annual Best Practices Network Symposium, which allows a detailed exploration of the opportunities around diversity and inclusion, the advancement of women, and industry best practices to increase equity and diversity within organizations.
If your organization has an internal women’s network, or is interested in creating one, the Best Practices Network offers valuable resources and strategic connections that can help maximize your efforts.
Contact us to join the best practices network.