Blue-Collar CEO™ and Founder, Freshco.ca
and Designer, HGTV’s “Trading Up”
Mandy Rennehan is called the “blue-collar CEO” for her ability to seamlessly navigate between the white- and blue-collar worlds and to respectfully “tell it like it is.” Not only is she the host, designer and contractor for HGTV’s new show, “Trading Up,” Mandy is a sought-after speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, philanthropist, trade industry ambassador and CEO and founder of Freshco.ca. Mandy defies labels. Her uncensored honesty is matched by her quick wit, East Coast humor and big heart. It is impossible to remain unchanged after encountering this authentic, self-taught and self-made powerhouse. Her vision goes well beyond building successful businesses. Mandy is “redefining the collar, blue.” Mandy is challenging the misconception that white-collar jobs are “better” or “more desirable” than blue-collar ones; society needs both collars! She is also a lead adviser to the federal government’s national campaign encouraging apprenticeships and promoting the skilled trades as a career. Mandy has a new book coming out, “The Blue Collar CEO: My Gutsy Journey from Rookie Contractor to Multi-Millionaire Construction Boss,” on April 19, through HarperCollins Publishers.