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Initiative for Women in Business

The Initiative for Women in Business proudly supports the career development 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.

Our programs

Career relaunchers

Back to Work

Back to Work is a specialized program for women who are returning to the labour market after an extended period of absence. In 2021, 50% of the class landed roles within 3 months of completing the program.

Early career to executive

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The Judy Project

An enlightened leadership forum for executive women.

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Leadership Development for
Mid Career Women

(formerly Emerging Leaders)

With four in-person days, a leadership program for mid level women.

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Leadership Development for
Early Career Women

(formerly Athena)

With two in-person days, a program for women who aspire to lead.

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Business Leadership for Women Lawyers

Designed in collaboration with female lawyers and sponsoring law firms who are committed to advancing female legal talent and increasing organizational performance.

Programs for EAs, Program Coordinators

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Leadership in Administration

The Leadership in Administration Program enhances productivity and performance management.

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Excellence in Administration

The Excellence in Administration Program will give you the skills and tools you need to achieve and maintain superior administrative performance.

Why programs for women?

Rotman Initiative for Women in Business

Professor Beatrix Dart on the need for the Initiative.

Women-only versus co-ed executive programs

Associate Professor Tiziana Casciaro compares and contrasts women's and co-ed executive development programs. She discusses the unique value that can be added to the experience in women-only classroom settings.