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Initiative for Women in Business

The Initiative for Women in Business has been committed to strengthening the female talent pipeline since 2008. Together with award-winning faculty and corporate partners, we proudly support the career development, decision-making and leadership skills of female professionals.

We offer you a blend of practical knowledge and top academic instruction, centered in three key areas: personal performance, leading growth and transition support. With the support of the Institute for Gender & the Economy, Rotman is a strong partner to many corporations seeking to advance their thinking and action on gender diversity.

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Program Offerings

THE JUDY PROJECT

Dates: May 5 - 10, 2019
Location: The Kingbridge Centre, King City, Ontario
Participant Profile: Senior Management, Senior Vice Presidents, Partners, Managing Directors, and Executive Leaders

EMERGING LEADERS

Dates: November 19-22, 2018
Location: Toronto
Participant Profile: AVPs, Directors, Senior Team Leads, and Senior Managers

THE ATHENA PROGRAM

Dates: November 6 - 7, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant profile: Project and team leads, managers, and aspiring leaders

LEADERSHIP IN ADMINISTRATION: A PROGRAM FOR WOMEN ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Dates: October 3-4, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant Profile: Program/Organizational Administrators and Coordinators, Clerical Supervisors, Executive Assistants

NEW - EXCELLENCE IN ADMINISTRATION: A PROGRAM FOR WOMEN ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS

Dates: June 13-14, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant Profile: Program/Organizational Administrators and Coordinators, Clerical Supervisors, Executive Assistants

BACK TO WORK

Dates: September - November 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant Profile: Professional women returning to work after an eighteen month to eight year absence

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN LAWYERS

Dates: April 24-25, 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Participant Profile: Income Partners, Senior Associates and Patent Agents

BUSINESS EDGE FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED PROFESSIONALS

Dates: Begins April 28, 2018 and runs over 6 months
Participant Profile: Highly skilled international professionals with 1+ years of professional experience in Canada and currently underemployed

Beatrix Top 100

Beatrix Dart, a Rotman professor and founder of the Rotman Initiative for Women in Business, has been named to the Top 100 of Canada's most powerful women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Beatrix receives the RBC Champion award for her efforts to advance women in the Canadian workplace.

In the News

Beatrix Dart, Executive Director of the Initiative for Women in Business discusses Eight Tools to Help Companies Build a Gender-Balanced Board.

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