Roslyn S. Jaffe

Co-Founder & Director Emeritus for Life at Ascena Retail Group

Mrs. Roslyn S. Jaffe co-founded dressbarn in 1962. Mrs. Jaffe served as Treasurer of Ascena Retail Group from 1983 until 2006 and as a Director from 1966 – 2006. In 2006, Roslyn S. Jaffe was named Director Emeritus for Life.

Mrs. Jaffe is a graduate of Simmons College and was awarded an honorary Doctorate degree in management from Simmons College in 2011.

Today, Mrs. Jaffe serves as the Executive Director of the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards, a program that awards non-profit organizations who are working in the area of women and children’s empowerment. In addition to her work with the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards, and ascena Cares, Mrs. Jaffe is founding member of the Jaffe Family Foundation that has supported a variety of causes, especially in medicine and higher education.


  • Co-Founder & Director Emeritus for Life

    Current role