Having worked in national development programs that directly relate to SDG-5 (Gender Equality), Hashir has witnessed the impact that gender stereotypes, prejudice and systemic oppression have on the psyche of not just an individual, but also communities and society as a whole. The resolve to work towards a fairer, more egalitarian society drives Hashir to find creative solutions that maximize impact. His expertise ranges from conceptualizing and conducting qualitative research to distilling insights and strategizing behavioural change to find new approaches to social development issues.
Hashir is a second-year MBA candidate at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and holds a Master of Economics degree from the University of Hyderabad, India. He is an executive for the Rotman Women in Management Association (WIMA) club and the Business Design Club (BDC). He is also a Researcher at the Reach Alliance, an initiative by the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy. Hashir spent the summer of 2020 interning at Deloitte as a consultant while also engaging with the Ontario Trillium Foundation to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the not-for-profit sector in Ontario.
MBA Student Fellow Project
Hashir explores COVID-19, working families, and the distribution of household and familial responsibilities during the pandemic. Through quotes and insights from multiple interviews, Hashir’s report, Exploring Equity at Home provides a poignant study of couples negotiating the challenges of the pandemic and nurturing equity in their relationships.