Join us on Monday, February 12th, 2018 for Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan, Blue Collar CEO & Founder, Freshco (not the grocery store!)
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Reception, Modern Languages Theatre Gallery
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Business, Uncensored with Mandy Rennehan
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Fireside Chat Q&A, moderated by Komal Minhas, Entrepreneur and Alumnus, SIGD'2014
Please register by Tuesday February 6, 2018.
Mandy is passionate about inspiring women and girls to aspire to a career in the trades – she is redefining the collar, blue™. Mandy wants to change the answer to ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’.
In 1995 at just 20 years old, Mandy founded Freshco, Canada’s #1, full-service, reconstruction and retail maintenance provider operating across Canada and the eastern United States. Freshco’s impressive client list of Fortune 500 retail giants include Tiffany & Co., Apple, Nike, Sephora, The Gap, Banana Republic, Lululemon, Anthropologie, Home Depot, Restoration Hardware and many more.
As one of the country’s top female entrepreneurs, Mandy Rennehan is a 2017 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award winner. She is also one of The Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN’s) Top 100 Most Powerful Women (2015, 2016 & 2017), Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs and Profit Magazine’s W100 as well as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist (2016 & 2017). Freshco has been named The CGLCC LGBT Business of the Year 2017. Mandy has been featured in the Canada 150 Women Book and in The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Chatelaine, and BNN.
Mandy's indigenous Atlantic roots are undeniable. Her contagious honesty and passion is equally matched by her quick wit and East Coast sense of humour. Her tell-it-like-it-is approach and willingness to freely share knowledge and advice with both her team and the biggest players in the industry have been the main reasons behind her success. Join us on February 12 to find out how one woman from Eastern Canada built a multi-million dollar empire from the ground up.