Ann Olasa

About Ann

Prior to the MBA, Ann completed her Bachelor of Design degree in India and went on to work in the South Asian Clothing and Textile industry as an Apparel Designer and Portfolio Manager. Having worked in fashion- a field that still comes with many misplaced gender stereotypes and prejudices in developing nations, Ann witnessed the impact these biases have on an individual’s psyche and began her research into their underlying causes. This research, that began out of curiosity and an itch to respond became the basis of many of her projects and initiatives. Ann is very passionate about inclusive design and hopes to use her curiosity and ability to spot patterns, and her creative skillset to contribute to building a more equitable society. Over the summer, Ann is interning at the Business Design Initiative. She also holds the position of Vice President- Diversity & Inclusion at the Graduate Business Council at Rotman.