Marissa McTasney in the News:
Marissa McTasney has built a business on thinking pink. The founder and co-owner of women’s work boot maker Moxie Trades is on a mission to promote women in the skilled trades by providing them with the right safety gear. Girl Power: Women’s workboot brand Moxie Trades add a touch of pink to blue-collar jobs.
Read the entire Footwear News Magazine article about Marissa McTasney on page 22 Footwear News Oct. 2015 Issue
Marissa McTasney – chosen to participate on an Expert Panel to examine the role of championing and mentor as tools to support women entrepreneurs entering into, and succeeding in, business.
“Dream big, think the impossible, love passionately, and give generously.” This is the mantra Marissa McTasney created for herself. When McTasney started Moxie Trades, she didn’t have the skills, knowledge, experience or even a mentor. All she had was an opportunity. She dove in head-first, quickly landing a big contract with Home Depot and made a deal with Brett Wilson from Dragons’ Den. Now Moxie Trades is a successful handy-women apparel line that can be found in large retail stores across North America. How was McTasney able to transform an opportunity into a business? She created her own definition of success. In this edition of the Startup Canada Podcast with host Rivers Corbett, Marissa McTasney explains how she found her moxie, grew a company and became a champion for women in entrepreneurship and trades.
Starting October 1, 2015 Marissa McTasney joins StartUp Canada for the #EveryEntrepeneur Canadian Tour.
There’s a big difference between men and women’s work boots, as Marissa McTasney found out. Her quest to find a pair of construction boots to fit her properly inspired Marissa to create and build her own company. Moxie Trades now markets construction wear especially for women.
What: Moxie Trades sells work boots, gloves, tool belts and other gear for women, designed to fit women. And yes they come in pink and baby blue. Continue reading
Whitby CEO shows girls can be more than just pretty in pink. WHITBY — Marissa McTasney, CEO of Moxie Trades, talked to members of JCI Durham at Class Act Dinner Theatre about the ups and downs of owning her business, Moxie Trades, on May 3. May 3, 2012. Nathan Mackinnon / Metroland
WHITBY — Addressing a crowd from Durham Region’s business community from behind a podium in a Betsey Johnson tutu in multiple shades of pink, Marissa McTasney may not look like a typical CEO. Continue reading
TORONTO, March 14, 2012
TORONTO, March 14, 2012 /CNW/ – “When you do the math and understand your figures,” advised financial expert Jacoline Loewen, “then you will do well in business.” Loewen, a partner with Loewen & Partners and author of Money Magnet, was talking to over 120 women business owners who were gathered together to celebrate International Women’s Day.
She highlighted several successful women entrepreneurs who had not only done well in their business ventures, but sold them for millions and encouraged the women in the audience to think big, to believe in themselves and pursue growth. Continue reading
Seen from left are Elisabeth Araujo of Etobicoke Ironworks Ltd., Marissa McTasney of Moxie Trades, Martha George of the Grand Valley Construction Association, Mary Lawson of Dalerose Country and Lyn Hardy of Etobicoke Ironworks.
Women in construction share experiences on Construct Canada panel in Toronto
On the surface, Martha George, Mary Lawson and Marissa McTasney might not appear to have a lot in common.
But they have all made their mark in construction. George is president of the Grand Valley Construction Association; Lawson is vice-president and general manager of homebuilder Dalerose Country Inc.; and McTasney is founder and president of Moxie Trades Ltd., which designs and distributes women’s work wear. Continue reading