Thank you, ANN Inc., for supporting AWE's mission to create more diversity in corporate America. Together we can increase the number of women in corporate leadership and on boards to improve the global economy. . For more than half a century, ANN Inc. has evolved with the needs of real women who live full, active lives. To meet her needs, ANN designs pieces for her life and her changing roles to help her look and feel confident and beautiful. ANN's rich heritage dates to 1954, when founder Richard Liebeskind opened his first shop called Ann Taylor. Today, the company operates 1,025 Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada.