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University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management Announces New Partnership with ICON Talent Partners.

February 25, 2021

Toronto – A new partnership between the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and ICON Talent Partners (ICON) aims to promote representation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) candidates in the Canadian business community, as well as in the School’s Full-Time MBA program.

An ICON scholarship for BIPOC Full-Time MBA students at the Rotman School will provide additional resources for students to participate in the talent development programs by ICON, including conferences and workshops. Additionally, Rotman students will have networking opportunities with other BIPOC students and young professionals through the ICON network.  

ICON will also share with candidates in its network the benefits and opportunities provided by enrolling in a Rotman School program.

This Saturday, Marilyn and Derrick Raphael, Co-Founders of ICON Talent Partners, will deliver remarks at the inaugural Future Black Business Leaders Conference, hosted by the Rotman Full-Time MBA Recruitment and Admissions team, in partnership with the Rotman African Caribbean Business Club (RACBC), a student club. The goal of the event is to attract Black young professionals to management education and to promote the range of graduate programs the School has available. Registration is available for this online conference at 

ICON Talent Partners

ICON Talent Partners is the preeminent not  for profit talent development organization dedicated to education, training, mentoring and exposing top BIPOC talent to high impact sectors, where they are often underrepresented. Namely, we train and help place talent in areas such as investment banking, asset management, corporate law, venture capital, management consulting, technology/innovation, tech start-ups and more. Our target demographics are high school and university students as well as young professionals/MBAs who identify as visible minorities with an emphasis on Black, Latinx and Indigenous talent. 

Rotman School of Management

The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and teaching excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. For more information, visit


For more information: 

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Voice 416.946.3818