‘You can do anything you want in the world with a little business in your back pocket’

Ann Mashburn, Chief Creative Officer at Ann Mashburn

Ann Mashburn landed her first job in fashion at Vogue in New York City. As assistant to a legendary fashion editor, she found herself surrounded by confident established women. “I became very acquainted with the feeling of not having it figured out yet,” recalls Mashburn. As a result, she quickly learned to observe and soak up all the wisdom she could.
Today, Mashburn is co-owner and chief creative officer of the Sid & Ann Mashburn fashion company. Lauded by the media as a lifestyle tastemaker, she retails her own line of clothing, footwear and accessories nationwide.
Attributing much of her success to a business degree from the Leeds School of Business (Fin’83), Mashburn points out that every “forward-facing thing” falls into the realm of business.

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