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Ryerson MBA Winter Speaker Series: Barbara Atkin

Ted Rogers MBA

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Ryerson MBA Winter Speaker Series: Barbara Atkin

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Ryerson MBA Winter Lecture Series: Barbara Atkin- VP Fashion Direction Holt Renfrew
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In line with Ryerson MBA’s career-focused and integrative approach, Ryerson MBA students will participate in interactive sessions with senior executives from the business and social sectors and will gain an appreciation in understanding brand management policies and the siginificant role it plays in building a business.

Organized by Irene Berkowitz.

Speaker Bio:

Barbara Atkin is known in international fashion circles as a dynamo and is respected by some of the industry’s best minds for her talent, passion and an exceptional flare for the industry. Atkin’s capacity to forecast emerging trends makes her Holt Renfrew’s “fashion radar” and an indispensable resource for elite fashion media worldwide. She has a reputation for taking a bold approach to the business, exemplified through the creation of the Vintage Couture concept and the award winning Holt Renfrew World Design Lab, an incubator for emerging designers and a laboratory for experimental ideas and new merchandising techniques.

Scouring the globe for fresh ideas, Atkin often brings home “hero” items. Her sharp eye for selecting the winning gems and her fashion forecast for Holt Renfrew ultimately sets the stage for the buyers as they head to market, advancing Holt Renfrew’s reputation as a fashion leader by bringing them “firsts,” “bests” and exclusive products and designers to the Canadian luxury specialty retailer. She consistently demonstrates her intuitive ability to identify winning colours, fabrics, themes, trends and must-have items for each season. It is her incredible track record of “getting it right” that has helped establish Holt Renfrew as one of the world’ s leading fashion and lifestyle destinations benchmarked amongst the best. Atkin was named by Elle Canada as one of Canada’s Top 30 Power Women. According to the article, “If she says it’s in, it’s in”.

Although Atkin calls Toronto home, her role takes her to the fashion capitals of the world, namely Milan, Paris, New York, London and Los Angeles.


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When & Where

Ted Rogers School of Management, Room: TRS3-129 – 9th Floor
55 Dundas St W
Toronto, ON M7A 2C7

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Ted Rogers MBA

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Over the past 12 years, the Ted Rogers MBA has rapidly gained domestic and international recognition as a top MBA program.

Since launching in 2006, the Ted Rogers MBA has established itself by developing collaborative, creative leaders who will drive 21st century business forward.

Our two industry-relevant programs – MBA and MBA in Management of Technology & Innovation – are designed to give students the skills to be industry-ready.

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