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Beatrix Dart

Executive Director, Initiative for Women in Business at Rotman School of Management

Dr. Dart is the architect of Rotman’s groundbreaking One-Year Executive MBA, and is the Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs. Beatrix teaches Management Consulting and Strategy, in particular the development of growth strategies for international companies. She joined the Rotman School of Management in 2000 following a successful career with McKinsey & Company in London, Zurich and Toronto where she focused on serving international Fortune 500 companies in Europe and North America.

As an accomplished consultant, her strategic advice is sought-after by many companies she counseled over the last years. Beatrix is also the Executive Director for Rotman's Initiative for Women in Business, advancing women in management and working with groups like the Women Entrepreneurs of Canada to understand and remove barriers for women to business education. She has been invited to present her insights to conferences and panels, and is frequently quoted in press, radio and television. In 2010, Beatrix was awarded the World of Difference Award by The International Alliance for Women (TIAW).

Beatrix has been the only Canadian elected to the influential, eight-member Board of the Executive MBA Council, an association representing EMBA programs worldwide. She also chaired the annual international EMBA Council Conference for 2007. She sits currently on the board of EllisDon, one of Canada’s largest construction companies, is a member of the Advisory Board for the Diversity Center at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and the Rogers Women Network, Toronto. Beatrix also joined the Board of Governors of Branksome Hall, an independent school in Toronto.

A Swiss-German native and graduate of Germany’s University of Konstanz, Beatrix completed a Ph.D. in Economics concurrently with her second Master’s Degree in Information Science. She received a Master’s in Economics in 1989.

Is Success a Choice for Women in Business?

One of the worst obstacles for women in business seems to be the mindset. We hear about their limitations and we see double standards for male and female performance evaluations. Women become eroded by society telling them they "can't have it all" -- and they believe it.
08/21/2011 11:33 EDT

Women in Business: Put Your Ambition Into Action This Summer

More often than not, women don't have support in place or simply don't take responsibility for charting their own career paths. So use the quiet summer moments resting on that chair or your next plane trip to challenge yourself to become more ambitious about your career.
07/13/2011 09:18 EDT