We met Morgan and her cookies last year at the Bumble Hive event! Her cookies were undoubtedly the best we’ve ever had (so soft and chewy!) and her energy was so warm and friendly. We wanted to feature her so you can learn more about her entrepreneurial journey. Here are our Q & A’s with Morgan:
1) What's the story behind Girl Gang Cookies? How did these awesome cookies come to be?
GIRL GANG GOODIES was inspired by the powerful women in my life who supported me through a really tough time the past year. I started 2018 infinitely grateful for these women and wanted to do something that celebrated and elevated them. They, are my #girlgang and we all have one - no matter how you identify we all have powerful women who support & empower us through the thick & the thin. The GOODIES are from a recipe left on a scrap of paper by my dad's ex-girlfriend from the 70's who left her recipe cards when she moved out. My mom moved in, found it, and added the secret spice making them the GOODIES you know today! We have been making them ever since! I decided to sell them online as a side hustle and just promote on instagram - I ended up selling 600 cookies! 8 days later I quit my full time job in corporate and took the GOODIES as my full hustle!
2) What is going well in the business or your life right now?
On the business side, GIRL GANG continues to grow and collaborate with amazing brands in this city. In life, I recently moved to a new neighbourhood that I am loving exploring and hosting friends in. I also have two weddings of friends this year that I cannot wait to celebrate!
3) What is maybe not going as well, or presenting itself as a challenge currently?
As a sole entrepreneur, finding balance and ways to manage the highs and lows is always a challenge. There isn't anything glaringly 'bad' as much as I am constantly learning, shifting, growing which at times can be uncomfortable. You have to get comfortable with obstacles, balls dropping and learning to pivot which is a constant process!
4) Tell us about your daily routine? What does a girl boss like yourself do on the daily?
Well everyday is different! I work part-time at a spin studio so half my mornings I am there at 5am opening the studio, the other half I am either up and baking for deliveries that day or myself trying to get a boxing or spin work-out in the kickstart the day! Mid-day I can always guarantee I am baking cookies & delivering to girl gang's around the city, and evening I am organizing for the next day, doing inventory, fitting in some personal time and working on the business.
5) What is your biggest self care tip?
Schedule your self-care like a meeting with yourself. Whether it is a work-out, a bath, time to meditate or time with friends - however you re-charge, prioritize and book that time in your calendar to ensure you take it. It is so so important!
6) How do you deal with the hard parts of life?
I am nothing without my support system. My personal girl gang and my family are my sounding boards and guiding lights - I feel really lucky with the people in my life. If I have stress to burn off, that's a work-out. I also practice TM which helps to reset me.
If Morgan’s story and insight inspires you like it does us, check her out here:
order for your GANG: www.girlganggoodies.ca
join the GANG:@girlganggoodies