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Chicago, IL: Getting Gender Balance off Women's Shoulders and Onto Leaders' Agendas

Join fellow U of T alumni and friends for a talk about gender balance in the workplace.

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U of T alumni and friends are invited to a thought-provoking talk on gender balance presented by alumna, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox (BA 1981 VIC).

It’s time to turn this whole topic upside down. Empowering women today actually requires educating leaders to become ‘gender bilingual.' It’s time to stop decades of well-meaning but ineffective 'fix-the-women' programs and begin to focus on the bigger reality behind gender imbalances - adapting leaders, cultures and systems to 21st-century talent and market realities.

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is a leading global expert on all things gender balance. She is the CEO of 20-first, one of the world’s leading gender consultancies with an enviable client list of global firms. She writes for Harvard Business Review and FORBES, has spoken at TEDx conferences and been recognized by ELLE Magazine as one of the Top 40 Women Leading Change. Her first book, Why Women Mean Business was awarded the MANPOWER Best Book of the Year Prize.

Dinner will be served. 

**Please note that the space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register and add your guest(s) as soon as possible. 

If you have any questions about this event, please email

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