Junior Achievement of Oregon & SW Washington held a career speaker series during the spring this year, with hundreds of students joining the Lunch with Leaders program. Volunteer guest speakers brought inspiration to hundreds of students by sharing about their career, work, and education experience. The moderated discussions held via video conference helped students learn about what attitudes and characteristics it takes to succeed and about different career paths and leadership journeys. This week, the Money JAR is sharing an edited version of the interview with entrepreneur Ana Chaud, the founder of Garden Bar restaurant. Student interviewer Mia Kane asks about Ana’s life and path to success. The full video of this interview, including a moderated Q&A session with students who attended the event, is available on the JAORSWWA website.
Ana Chaud founded the PNW’s first fast casual salad concept restaurant, Garden Bar, in 2014. Because of Garden Bar’s massive success, Ana was recognized with the OEN Tom Hulce Entrepreneurship Award in 2019. In 2020, she went on to help create 360 Advisory, helping early stage companies navigate through all levels of the business cycle, from concept to maturity. Ana has lived in the Portland area since 2008 and has been in the business and entrepreneurship world for over 10 years.