Department of Management
University of Toronto
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), “The Rise of Gender Capitalism,” in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (2014). She is Senior Editor at Organization Science, Guest Editor of a special issue on new research methods at Strategic Management Journal, and formerly Associate Editor for The Academy of Management Annals. 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).