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Three Rotman MBA Graduates are Named as “MBAs to Watch” by Poets&Quants.

June 1, 2020

Toronto - Three graduates of the Full Time MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management have been named to the Poets&Quants 2020 “MBAs to Watch” list, which highlights successful MBA graduates from business schools around the world.


Sophie Duncan, MBA’20, Pablo Nazé, MBA’20, and Rosemary Williamson, MBA’20, were named to the list, which was published today. This year’s list featured 142 graduates, which is derived from nominations submitted by over 70 MBA programs from around the world for the Poets&Quants “Best & Brightest” MBAs feature. Jessica Shannon, MBA’20, was included on the list of the “Best & Brightest” which was published last month.


Duncan served as the Vice President, Careers with Rotman Net Impact and was the lead organizer of the 2020 Rotman Sustainability Conference held in January.


“Sophie’s dedication is evident through the activities she chose to invest her time and efforts in, including leadership in the Rotman Net Impact student club, the organization of the highly successful Rotman Sustainability Conference 2020, and her impactful work with the Behavioural Economics in Action (BEAR) research centre,” says Melanie Kim, Research Coordinator & Associate, BEAR.


Nazé was an MBA Fellow of the Institute for Gender and the Economy and Vice President, Operations for The Letters (LGBTQ+ & Allies), where he led initiatives at Rotman including the Day of Pink, the international celebration to combat bullying and homophobia.


“Pablo is the type of individual who has a special combination of intelligence, empathy, and work ethic that makes for a true change maker. This year, Pablo was selected to be an MBA Fellow of the Institute for Gender and the Economy, which I run. The competition for this fellowship is fierce and he was one of only five students selected this year,” says Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy.


In the past year, Williamson served as the President, Women in Management Association, Vice President of Ally Engagement, The Letters (LGBTQ+ & Allies), volunteered as a mentor for undergraduate women at UofT through the LINKS Mentorship Program, and was a Forté Foundation fellow.


“Rosemary has been an incredible advocate for diversity and inclusion at Rotman, she is someone who not only recognizes her privilege, she is often willing to lend it and is someone with a high degree of self-awareness, our community has benefitted greatly from her many contributions,” says Neel Joshi.

Director of Student & International Experience.


Profiles of DuncanNazé, and Williamson are online at Poets&Quants as well as the entire feature.


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Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto