About the Fellowship
The Access to Success Fellowship celebrates the achievements of current MBA students who identify as having a permanent, visible or invisible disability or disabilities. It includes a scholarship totalling $5,000, along with exclusive leadership, mentorship, and recruiting opportunities for up to 3 students per class per school. The Fellowship is awarded based on academic merit, community involvement with special consideration for contributions in the accessibility community, and lived experiences of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
In 2018, the Rotman School of Management, our founding Academic Partner, became the first graduate business school to launch the Access to Success Fellowship.
The Access to Success Fellowship is run in conjunction with our Academic Partners. As partners, these graduate business schools:
Pioneer the push for inclusion of students with disabilities as some of the first business schools to proactively recognize their achievements.
Increase diversity in their student cohorts and improve the student experience attracting a broader pool of MBA candidates. These candidates will contribute their diverse skills and perspectives, fuelling innovation and raising the caliber of work.
Expand relationships with campus recruiters as some of the first graduate business schools to invest in proactively supporting students with disabilities. Being an Academic Partner clearly indicates their commitment to inclusion to companies trying to find diverse talent.
Rotman JD/MBA – Class of 2019
Jordyn Benattar is an award-winning public speaker, actress, writer, and entrepreneur. As President of Speakwell Coaching & Consulting, Jordyn helps others realize their full potential as confident, effective, and memorable speakers. She recently worked at Goodmans LLP in Toronto and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She is currently completing her JD/MBA at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management.
Rotman MBA – Class of 2020
Rotman MBA – Class of 2019
Oliver started his career working as an environmental engineer with First Nation communities in Western Canada. Although he found the work rewarding, he often found himself considering human behaviour and decided to further explore the psychological aspects of decision-making at the Rotman School of Management. To thrive in a demanding program, Oliver knew he needed to control his mental health challenges and focused on implementing coping strategies throughout the program. Upon graduating, Oliver will combine his engineering background and business acumen in a career in Management Consulting.