Kim de Laat

SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy, U of T

Kim de Laat is a research collaborator with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship. Alongside her BII+E colleagues, she is working on a qualitative study that examines the challenges faced by women-founded high growth enterprises as they attempt to scale their businesses. In addition to her work with BII+E, she is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE). Her postdoctoral work examines the unintended consequences of formal and informal social policies aimed at reducing workplace inequalities: she has one project on the use of flexible work arrangements by men and women in a financial services firm, and another project that looks at how individuals in creative SMEs engage with diversity and inclusion. Kim received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto, where her doctoral and postdoctoral work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Mar 30, 2021

Using Statistic Canada's Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBC), we analyzed business trends throughout the pandemic, such as remote work, online sales, and employment and skills demands
How are Canadian businesses adapting to the Pandemic?

Oct 27, 2020

An in-depth survey of the experiences of women founders as they scale their companies, revealing divergent pathways to growth and new recommendations for better supporting women-led firms.
Illustration of a woman founder embarking on an entrepreneurial journey with her child.

Oct 27, 2020

Une enquête sur les expériences que vivent les fondatrices lorsqu’elles développent leurs entreprises révèle qu’elles empruntent des voies divergentes vers la croissance
c'est une photo d'une femme entrepreneur et de son enfant

Mar 5, 2020

As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), we are exploring the experiences of women entrepreneurs related to high-growth scale-ups.
Scaling Women-Founded Firms: Exploring women entrepreneurs’ high-growth journeys
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