About us

WIMA’s Vision

To empower, promote, and support women in the Rotman community.

 

WIMA’s Mission

To champion women and gender equality in the Rotman community and in the workplace. We strive to create opportunities for Rotman women to advance and develop personally and professionally through networking, education, and mentorship programming while providing opportunities for all genders to learn about gender equality. We aim to foster connections for our WIMA members and our WiMen allies with our faculty, alumni, and industry professionals enabling members to build lasting relationships.

 

Statement of Purpose

Studies conclude that more diverse companies were able to attract better talent, improve customer interface and make better financing decisions which leads to a cycle of increasing returns (Hunt et al., 2015). However, women are underrepresented in all levels of the corporate pipeline. Women benefit from being involved in a community that fosters development, creating strong and supportive networks, and facilitates career discovery and advancement. As allies, men have an opportunity to learn how to best support their female colleagues’ career development. Importantly, learning how to manage diverse teams will make men stronger leaders and help their entire team reach its full potential.

 

WIMA’s pillars