#Girlboss Chronicles: Mandy & Rebecca from Mandy’s Salads



 

Who is hiding behind the famous Mandy’s Salad bars? Two inspiring and inspired sisters! They are organizing a FUN’Raiser event in Montreal this Thursday, to raise funds and get donations to help the most vulnerable newcomers to the city (this includes mattresses, diapers, boots, clothing, food, furniture, and more). To date, the Welcome Collective has helped more than 150 families, and it won’t stop there! Check out the inspiring duos responses to our Girlboss questionnaire.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

With lots of kids in our homes these days, we have grown to love the mornings!

What is your favorite item of clothing?

The perfect pair of jeans or a great silk scarf (Hermes).

Where do you go for drinks?

Jiao, Club Pelicano, Vin Papillon…but let’s be honest: one of us is 8 months pregnant and the other one has toddlers- we are mostly drinking tea at home these days.

Your favorite places to shop?

Home décor- Anthropologie, Zara Home, Beige, Rowntree Antiques

Clothing- Editorial, Scotch & Soda, Frank & Oak, Aritzia, Tozzi, Mimi & Coco, James

Who is your female role model?

Our mom, so giving and kind

Flats or heels?

Flats, you can get so much more accomplished!

What makes you smile?

Making others happy, being present/in the moment

Your favorite restaurant?

Montreal has so many! Nora Grey, Foxy, Damas, Agrikol…

In your opinion, what is the hardest thing women have to face in 2018?

Juggling it all, especially as working mothers.

What is the last book that you have read?

Non-fiction? Four Seasons by Isadore Sharp- so inspiring

Fiction- “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman- hilarious, quirky and heartbreaking

Where would you like to go on your next trip?

Paris or Tokyo

Do you have a life motto?

“You earn a living by what you do, you make a life by what you give”

What is the one product that is always in your purse?

Lucas Pawpaw – it is the best lip balm or moisturizer.

What is a fact about you that would surprise others?

We never fight.

What changes concerning women would you like to see in 2018?

Less “ladyboss” and “women’s/female entrepreneur conferences”- let us be bosses and entrepreneurs without mentioning our gender.

What is something you’d like to do more often?

Travel.

What advice would you like to give to today’s women?

“Comparison is the thief of joy.. you’re perfect as you are, in fact you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be at this very moment!”

 

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