Ros Stephenson, co-head of Global Banking for UBS Investment Bank, spoke to Tory Burch, Executive Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Tory Burch last month at the Tory Burch Sport flagship store in New York City. Together, Ros and Tory discussed the importance of ambition, female empowerment and entrepreneurship seen throughout their careers.

Don’t ever be afraid to be ambitious. We should all be ambitious!

– Tory Burch

Tory Burch shared her personal story of how she grew the Tory Burch company from a small boutique in New York to a global business with more than 300 stores worldwide. In 2009, Tory launched the Tory Burch Foundation to advance women's empowerment and entrepreneurship in the United States by providing access to capital, education and digital resources, as well as a Fellowship program. In 2015, she launched Tory Sport, a performance activewear collection that balances cutting-edge functionality with classic design. Tory shared her deep connection to social responsibility and her journey of integrating her values as part of the company from its inception.

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