Rotman Prof Talks MeToo Movement and More – Toronto News

first_img About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz Last Updated Aug 30, 2018 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Rotman Prof Talks MeToo Movement, and More – Toronto News regions: Torontocenter_img Professors and alumni from Toronto’s top business schools have been making headlines this week. See what they’ve been up to below.The Corporate Climb: Women Locked Out of Old Boys’ Club in Misguided Me Too Backlash – Canada’s National ObserverThe MeToo movement began as a way to shed light on the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment following the allegations against Hollywood power-producer Harvey Weinstein. Ideally, the MeToo movement would lead to more accountability for people in positions of power, and consequently, better boundaries in working and personal relationships. Unfortunately, progress often comes with backlash, which may be the case in Canada’s business world.Instead of increased education about harassment and consent, many workplaces have taken to diminishing their liability via actions that hinder women. Because of this, some men in upper-level positions shy away from mentoring women or being in more intimate situations with them (e.g. a client dinner, or a business trip). However, Sarah Kaplan, professor at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, feels strongly that focusing on the backlash of the movement is counterproductive to the cause. In Canada’s National Observer, Kaplan says: “It is just one more way that even an effort to lead to more liberation and equality has been co-opted. It is as if people don’t understand what they shouldn’t be doing. As long as you don’t grab someone or proposition them, you can take someone to lunch … It is completely obvious how to be professional.”You can read more about the reaction to the MeToo movement here.Tattoo Company Fosters a New Kind of Art – Ryerson TodayBraden Handley, a Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management Entrepreneurship graduate, co-founded Inkbox with his brother Tyler in 2015. Since then, the business has recently accrued $10 million CAD in funding. Inkbox offers semi-permanent tattoos made with organic materials, that last around two weeks.Braden Handley (left) with his brother Tyler / Photo via“Ryerson helped me get into work mode immediately,” Handley tells his alma mater in a recent interview. “You were taught how to be an employee … We were given a lot of assignments that were real work assignments.” The company employs 60 people, who contributing to the distribution of 60,000 tattoos per month.“Chase your dreams, but your dreams have to align with your natural abilities as well. Everyone has predispositions and skills.”Get more familiar with Handley’s journey here.Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders – Assent ComplianceAssent Compliance’s new list of the “Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders” has arrived. The ranking analyzes those whose “efforts contribute to improvements throughout global supply chains, helping individuals and companies make a positive difference.”The list includes notable people like Laura Chapman Rubbo, who helped create the human rights policy for Disney.Dirk Matten, Professor at York University’s Schulich School of Business, lands 44th on the list. Matten, who holds the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility, serves as Schulich’s Associate Dean of Research.Discover the full list here. RelatedColumbia Professor Offers Advice on #MeToo Fallout for Female LeadershipThe #MeToo movement has been a good thing, bringing to light many gender issues regarding sexual harassment and assault. And, it’s been particularly valuable for women in the workplace. Unfortunately, while most of the response to the #MeToo movement has been positive, it has triggered a few unexpected negative consequences.…March 25, 2019In “Featured Home”UT Arlington Study Finds Sexual Harassment Progress in the Workplace Still LackingResearchers at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Business are revisiting a 20-year-old study on the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace, observing the progress and remaining challenges facing society. The initial study was pubished in 1998 by James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed…January 3, 2018In “Dallas”Rotman Prof Talks Gender Equality and More – Toronto NewsToronto’s finest business schools have been doing their part to improve the landscapes of work environments and executive education. We’ve laid out this week’s highlights below. Companies Find One-Stop Shopping for Executive Education – The Globe and Mail Western University Canada’s Ivey Business School recently launched The Ivey Academy, a full-service…October 24, 2018In “Featured Home”last_img read more