Anne O’Neill graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in chemistry. During her undergraduate degree, Anne was heavily involved in promoting the value of education, and, thereafter, was recognized as one of hErVOLUTION’s 150 Inspirational Canadian Women in STEM, in 2017. Anne continued her education at Cape Breton University (CBU) and graduated in 2017 with an MBA. During her education, she focused her studies on Community Economic Development and became passionate about social innovation. Anne is currently working full time as the Manager of Operations at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton, and part time at CBU as a learning strategist and tutor. When she is not working, Anne devotes her time to her social enterprise, I AM.
I AM targets millennials who want to mend the gap of gender inequality, in athletics. If one purchases I AM athletic wear, then one gives a girl the opportunity in an organized sport. When a girl partakes in a sport, she leads a healthier lifestyle and gains both short and long term benefits. As a highly respected tennis coach, winning Tennis Nova Scotia’s coach of the year in 2013, Anne understands the important role that athletics play both on and off the court. Combining her passion for social innovation, her business background and love for athletics, Anne is hopeful that I AM will contribute to mending the gender inequality gap in athletics.