35: "Ain't No Party Like a Work Party" with Jaclyn Johnson, CEO & Founder of Create & Cultivate and Author of 'WorkParty'
If you're a woman in the workplace or running your own business, you've no doubt been faced with the decision of whether you try to fit in with the "Old Boy's Club" to get ahead, or ride the Millennial Pink wave and embrace titles like "She-E-O" and "Girl Boss". Jaclyn Johnson doesn't buy that you *have* to do either to be successful, which is exactly how she's run her empire, Create & Cultivate.
In this episode, Jaclyn and I talk about getting ahead by helping others succeed, how to unapologetically embrace your femininity in business, and the joy of watching those you "came up with" kill it in their careers. Oh, and we touch on this little book she wrote in her free time published by Simon & Schuster coming out on August 21st - get your copy today!
Jaclyn Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Create & Cultivate and Author of WorkParty. By the time Johnson was 28, she had sold her first business and launched Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing conference and online platform for women who want to create and cultivate the career of their dreams. Known for its powerful messaging and experiential marketing, Johnson is reshaping attitudes on female entrepreneurialism, work culture and the gig economy for women all over the world.
On August 21st, Jaclyn will release her first book, WorkParty, which offers a rallying cry for women in the workplace. WorkParty is Johnson’s career manifesto sharing her story as well as advice on how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work - and how the reader can too. Johnson bootstrapped Create & Cultivate to a multi-million dollar powerhouse. The nationwide conference has been bringing women together since 2012 and has featured speakers such as Kim Kardashian West, Meghan Markle, Gloria Steinem, Issa Rae and more front-runners in fashion, technology, design, and business.
Jaclyn's original blog: Some Notes on Napkins