It's day five and today we have the honour of speaking to both the Chief Brand Officer and creative Director of MacKenzie Childs, Rebecca Proctor! Rebecca is an inspiring woman who has created some of MacKenzie-Childs most iconic products!
What does MacKenzie-Childs mean to you?
Everything! For me it combines all my absolutely favorite things…. Joy, riotous color, an irreverently playful sensibility, and family. I work with outrageously fabulous people at MacKenzie-Childs and it’s been a huge part of my life since 1991.
What does it mean to you to be a woman working for MacKenzie-Childs?
It means being part of an incredibly vibrant community of women, leaders, creatives and makers. This bunch loves to work hard, and is an incredibly exuberant and energetic crew. We really have a lot of fun together and I’m so thankful for the people I work with.
Who is an influential woman in your life?
I’ve had the privilege of working with some extremely dynamic women in my career. Victoria MacKenzie-Childs, the founder of our company, taught me that nothing is impossible and to try and find beauty in absolutely everything. Pleasant Rowland, the founder of American Girl and former owner of MacKenzie-Childs gave me discipline and an intense crash course in business. But my mother gave me a good work ethic and the most valuable lesson of all…. If you stumble, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going.
What is your favorite MacKenzie-Childs product?
If I were to choose only one I’d have to say the Courtly Check Tea Kettle. It’s been an amazing brand ambassador for us, and I’ve met so many incredible people because of that kettle. Weird to say, right? Making friends because of a kettle? But it’s absolutely true.
What is your message for International Women’s Week?
Be yourself, never compromise yourself, and find strength in kindness.