Above Jana, Jenny, and Bridey, the ladies opening up our ivivva athletica stores, give us the inside ivivva scoop!
What is your role at ivivva?
Jana: Assistant Manager of Community, ivivva athletica West 4th location
Jenny: Business Manager of ivivva athletica – basically I oversee store operations, people & training for the new brand
Bridey: Product Manager
What is a typical Wednesday like for you?
Jana: Last Wednesday? hmmmm...last Wednesday I was shadowing Charlotte, the manager of Park Royal, the Wednesday before that I was making community contacts with the local gymnastics clubs.
Jenny: Get up, go for a run, work on emails in the morning, meet with Bridey and Jana to get updates, meet with our store designer to go over final fixture choices, drive to a coffee shop to meet with potential store manager candidates, meet up with the ivivva girls at a local gymnastics or dance studio to hold a focus group, then home to have dinner with Matt, take our dog Olive out for a walk, check emails again and then bed!
Bridey: Wednesdays are never typical, never a dull moment! Last Wednesday we reviewed our new store floor plans with our Store Design team, but the majority of my time is spent overseeing the direction of the product line. It's pretty cool to see the last couple of months start to come to life!
What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Jana: It's a close battle between Haagen-Dazs coffee ice cream and pepperoni pizza. Both A-MAZING!
Jenny: Peanut M&Ms. Especially the pink breast cancer ones.
Bridey: Sunglasses - I can never have enough. Now if only Vancouver had more sun
If you could trade places with someone in the company who would it be and why?
Jana: Whose job would I want? Tracy Keough because I love community and she gets to be at the heart of it in all of our stores throughout North America.
Jenny: Allison Forsyth (our elite athlete coordinator). Right now she is working hard connecting with elite athletes and getting our Vancouver stores ready to host some pretty cool events, which is something that I am passionate about!
Bridey: Chip. No explanation needed
What's your Big Hairy Audacious Goal?
Jana: ivivva guests are lined up around the block for the West 4th store opening.
Jenny: To complete Ironman Canada by August 2011.
Bridey: Ivivva is the favourite brand of girls aged 6-12.
Why do you have the best job in the world?
Jana: Because we get to be healthy, positive influencers for young girls.
Jenny: I work with incredible people who are my friends…we have been given this very cool opportunity to be a part of ivivva from the beginning, which is so exciting! I have been working at lululemon for 5 years, and have loved every minute of it… things are always changing and it’s so amazing to see the company grow and innovate!
Bridey: I'm surrounded by amazing people that do amazing things.
What is the best way to describe ivivva?
Jenny: Technical, cool product for young, active girls.
Bridey: Just plain fun!
Why are you excited about ivivva?
Jana: I am excited because our guest is so cool. Our target girls are confident, smart, funny, and love to share their opinions. You Go Girl!
Jenny: Because the product is amazing, I can’t wait to share it with our guests. I wish ivivva was around when I was 10 years old!
Bridey: We have an opportunity to truly inspire kids.
Are you inspired to join the team? We have amazing opportunities in Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary!