Mandy Cabot and her husband Peter Kjellerup co-founded Dansko in 1990. Originally an importer of clogs, Dansko – literally translated as “Danish shoe” – now designs, develops and distributes a wide range of innovative casual and career footwear.
Under Mandy and Peter’s leadership, Dansko ranked high on the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Top 100 list, was heralded as one of the region’s Best Places to Work by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and earned a coveted spot on Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.
In recognitions of its leadership in advancing socially and environmentally responsible business practices, Dansko has collected multiple honors, including theTriple Bottom Line Award from the Social Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, the Green Business Award from the Chester County Chamber of Business, and B Lab’s Built To Last and Best for the World – Workers” awards.
Crediting her team with these remarkable achievements, Mandy herself is the recipient of the Philadelphia Business Journal’s Women of Distinction Award, the Two Ten Footwear Foundation’s T. Kenyon Holly Memorial Award for outstanding humanitarian achievement, and Lifetime Achievement Awards from Lincoln University and Footwear Plus magazine.