Sarah Kaplan

Distinguished Professor of Gender & the Economy /
Professor of Strategic Management, Director,
Institute for Gender and the Economy, U of T’s Rotman School of Management

Sarah Kaplan Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and
Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of
Management. She is author of the business bestseller, Creative Destruction and
more recently Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your
Business both of which address the challenges of organizational change.

Her research has covered how organizations participate in and respond to
the emergence of new fields and technologies in biotechnology, fiber optics,
financial services, nanotechnology and most recently, the field emerging at
the nexus of gender and finance. She recently authored “Gender Equality as
an Innovation Challenge” (2017) in the Rotman Management Magazine, “The
Risky Rhetoric of Female Risk Aversion” (2016) in the Stanford Social Innovation
Review, “Meritocracy: From Myth to Reality” in the Rotman Management
Magazine (2015), and “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social
Innovation Review (2014).

Formerly a professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (where
she remains a Senior Fellow), and a consultant and innovation specialist for
nearly a decade at McKinsey & Company in New York, she completed her
doctoral research at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT). She has a BA with honors in Political Science from
UCLA and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from
the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.

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