Giving with Style: Margaux Le Merrer on Being a YES! Member & How Her Mother Inspires Her

By Sophie Collins  /  

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Margaux Le Merrer

Margaux Le Merrer, who runs Les Cocottes, a Canadian subscription box service, knows a thing or two about feeling her best at work. For her, that means a slim pair of denim and a black blazer – very Vancouver! Not only does Margaux run a startup, but she also works for a Hospitality IT company. Talk about a lot on her plate! We’ll let you in on a little known secret: she got it from her mama. 😉

Take us through a typical day in the life of Margaux (if there is such a thing)
I can’t really say I have a typical day indeed! I’m always trying NOT to have a routine! Although it’s true that lately my days have been pretty much work, work, work! I start my day with my current job in Account Management for a Hospitality IT company, then I go home and work on my start-up, Les Cocottes! But I always find a way to make time for a drink/dinner with my friends – my Canadian family! – and to plan my next adventures in BC or elsewhere!

Why did you join YES! Vancouver and why do you think philanthropy is important?
When I first to Canada 2 years ago, I had the chance to intern at Dress For Success Vancouver, helping Christina in the Marketing Department! This is how I got to know the amazing organization YES! Vancouver. 🙂 I obviously love the cause YES! Vancouver supports and how they bring together women from different horizons. I always feel like I learn so much from the speakers invited to the events but probably as much from the ladies I get to meet at every reunion! Not only do we get to network with incredible women that share common values, but we also get to experience this rewarding feeling of helping our community and our women!

What does fashion mean in your career?
I can’t really say that fashion has necessarily a big place in my current job, however I would be turning my back on my French origins if I said it didn’t have an important place in my day-to-day life! Beside the ridiculous amount of space that my closet takes in my tiny room, I absolutely love spending time watching people around me, what they wear, how they were it, I find it fascinating! Cause it’s not all about the clothes, it’s about revealing a bit of yourself through the image you show to the world!

Fill in the blanks: I feel best at work wearing ______.
Mid-heel boots, slim pair of denim, colorful top and my black blazer!

Where do you gather inspiration for your work?
My mom is my inspiration, she’s such a strong woman and she keeps amazing me everyday! Mother of two, owner of 3 restaurants, a catering service and a “School of Crêpes” ! She’s always been a role model to me, and I’m thankful that she transmitted me this desire for entrepreneurship: my goal is to one day be as successful and accomplished in life as she is!

Meet Margaux at Giving with Style: A YES! Holiday Soirée on November 30th!