The Myth of Meritocracy

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Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a lecture that explores the systems and structural changes needed to improve workplace diversity.

The Myth of Meritocracy

by Professor Sarah Kaplan,
Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy
Rotman School of Management

Cost: Free  

(Live-Stream available)

Despite decades of effort, our path to gender equality has been littered with roadblocks. One of the most prominent is the notion that any deliberate effort to promote greater diversity will undermine our meritocratic system. In this talk, Kaplan will draw on cutting-edge research to bring a fresh perspective to this conversation.

Sarah Kaplan is Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality and other social goods.

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This presentation is part of an ongoing series of compelling lectures for alumni, hosted at venues across the GTA. U of T in Your Neighbourhood brings the university right into your community, keeping you informed, inspired and connected.

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Date and time: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Event Location: ​
Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre
20 Toronto St., 2nd Floor.
Toronto ON