Ann Olivarius

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Lawyer Feminist
Philanthropist Financier
 
 
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About

Dr. Ann Olivarius is a groundbreaking lawyer and self-made philanthropist whose lifelong feminist advocacy – from the courtroom to her own checkbook – is based on one radical insight: that money is critical to women and girls finally achieving equality.

Olivarius’ career proves that passionate feminist activists don’t have to sell out their ideals to achieve success in the corporate world. As a political movement, feminism doesn’t simply enrich democracy: it’s also a terrific business model.

 
Dr. Olivarius addresses the Cambridge Union for the debate "This House Believes Pornography Is Inherently Oppressive."

Dr. Olivarius addresses the Cambridge Union for the debate "This House Believes Pornography Is Inherently Oppressive."

 
 

Practice

Dr. Olivarius' career spans across the realms of corporate law and advising, litigation, activism, and philanthropy. To each of these fields she brings a deep commitment to using her talents and resources to do good.

 
 
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Lawyer

Feminist lawyers have changed the world, but rarely have they had such extensive financial success. Dr. Ann Olivarius’ record of winning multi-million dollar awards for her clients and her confidence in taking on large financial institutions for race and sex discrimination stem from her considerable experience in the corporate world.

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Feminist

The pursuit of equality is in Dr. Ann Olivarius’ blood and it runs through every stage of her life like a red thread, uniting her experiences of sex discrimination at Yale during the heady days of Second Wave feminism with the pioneering legal work she does today.

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Philanthropist

Olivarius’ commitment to gender equality drives her philanthropic practice. She has been at the forefront of the emerging movement of gender-based philanthropy since her doctoral work at Oxford, continuing through her membership of Women Moving Millions since 2012.

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Financier

Olivarius began her career with extensive experience with corporate law and the financial industry. As a result of her business and legal acumen, she has been sought after as an adviser for some of the world's most powerful leaders. 

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