Sarah Kaplan

Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto

Sarah Kaplan is Distinguish Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, and Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction as well as Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business. Her latest book, The 360° Corporation: From Stakeholder Trade-offs to Transformation appeared in 2019. 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). Her current work focuses on applying an innovation lens to understanding the challenges for achieving gender equality.

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.

 

Twitter – @sarah_kaplan | @GenderEconomy

Past Appearances

Mastering Innovation: February 1, 2018

Host Saikat Chaudhuri is joined by Venkatesh Prasad (Senior Technical Leader, Open Innovation, Ford Research and Innovation, Ford) and Sarah Kaplan (Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto) on the Thursday, February 1, 2018 edition of Mastering Innovation.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dollars and Change: July 21, 2016

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Jackie Vanderbrug (Managing Director, U.S. Trust), Sarah Kaplan (Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto), Sahil Raina (Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Alberta School of Buisness), and Simi Wilhelm Shah (Managing Director, Women Effect) on the Thursday, July 21, 2016 edition of Dollars and Change.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

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On Wharton Business Radio

Mastering Innovation: October 10, 2019 Episode Featured ImageMastering Innovation: October 10, 2019

Host Harbir Singh is joined by Dickson Chu (Global Head of Portfolio Management, BBVA NDB) and Sarah Kaplan (Distinguished Professor, Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, The Rotman School, University of Toronto) on the Thursday, October 10, 2019 edition of Mastering Innovation.

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