Victoria Sahagian is an Intern at the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. She is a full-time MBA student in Rotman’s class of 2021. As a passionate advocate for gender equality in the workplace, Victoria is eager to take on the role of Intern and work with GATE engaging in research which promotes an understanding of gender inequalities and how they may be remedied.
Prior to joining Rotman Victoria completed a previous master’s degree in sustainability focusing on the fashion industry and completed a postgraduate certificate in Human Resources Management, later achieving her CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional) designation. Victoria’s professional experience includes roles in both Human Resources and corporate social responsibility. She worked at KPMG in Canada for four years prior to beginning her MBA and had the opportunity to work on a range of projects at the firm including policy reviews, process and program improvement projects, employee social impact projects, and sustainability initiatives.
At Rotman, Victoria has been an active member of WIMA and the Business Design Club and is now serving as VP of Community Outreach for the Access to Success Club at Rotman (A2S). The A2S club works to build awareness around accessibility issues, to develop support systems and resources to enable academic and professional success for all students, and to foster an environment of active inclusion at Rotman. In her role as VP of Community Outreach Victoria is working to develop partnerships which will support the club’s work to make Rotman a more accessible and inclusive community and improve awareness of and access to mental health services at Rotman.