Beatrix Dart

Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management

Professor of Strategic Management Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.

Beatrix Dart, PhD is a professor of strategic management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada. In the public realm, she currently serves on advisory committees for ministries, including the Ministry of Employment, Workforce, and Labor and the Ministry of Status of Women, as well as on the advisory board for UN Women in Canada. She has served as a delegate to the 2018 Korea-Canada Summit, and with the provincial government of Ontario as chair of the Women in Business Steering Committee in 2016/17.

Within the education sector, she served as the Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs, leading the program design, international partnerships, and faculty selection for the Executive MBA and Global Executive MBA programs at the Rotman School of Management. Her outstanding contributions were recognized in 2012 through the prestigious international “Bud Fackler Award,” a lifetime achievement award for contributions to the executive MBA industry. As Professor of Strategy at Rotman, Beatrix teaches Management Consulting and Strategy, in particular, corporate strategy and the development of growth strategies for international companies. She is a sought-after mentor to many students, and has been awarded the “Teacher of the Year” award in 2017. She joined the Rotman School of Management in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Co.

Since 2008, Dr. Dart is the Executive Director Rotman’s Initiative for Women in Business, focusing on advancing women in management, for which she won the TIAW Global Award in 2010. She was also named “Top 25 Women of Influence” in 2013, and “WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100” in 2016. Further accomplishments include being a founding member and country lead of The 30% Club Canada, working with over 180 CEOs and board chairs as members supporting the campaign to advance women on boards and senior management roles. She also co-chairs the Canadian Gender and Good Governance Alliance, which she initiated in 2017. Additionally, she serves as a corporate director at EllisDon, one of Canada’s largest construction companies, and on a number of non-profit boards.