First, we leaned in. Now we stand up. Jaclyn Johnson, the founder and CEO behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and conference for millennial women in business, has published her new book Work Party which offers a rallying cry for a new generation of women who are redefining the meaning of work on their own terms.
For all those women who want it all and more - guess what? They can have it, according to Jaclyn Johnson in her new book Work Party. She suffered a massive blow in her early twenties. She was on an upward career climb and confidently moved across the country for a job—and then, was abruptly let go. Attempting to turn that closed door into an open window, she launched a company with a trusted business partner. Soon after, she discovered said business partner had made detrimental decisions to the company without her knowledge. Before she knew it, she was in the throes of a brutal business partner break up. She was only twenty-four. Determined to bounce back, Jaclyn overhauled the mess that was her life and by the time she was in her early thirties, she had sold a company and launched the much-buzzed about Create & Cultivate platform—and advised and invested in multiple million-dollar projects at the same time. So, how did she do it? In WorkParty, Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work—and how you can, too. With stories from leading female entrepreneurs including Christene Barberich (co-founder of Refinery29), Alli Webb, (creator of Drybar), Morgan Debaun (founder of Blavity), Jen Gotch of Ban.do, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kendra Scott, you will learn the tips and tricks from the best in the business while cultivating the passion and happiness you need to succeed. By embracing failure and reconciling your femininity with being a boss, you'll join the movement that is WorkParty—and have fun along the way.
By the time I was thirty-two, I had sold a company, launched a much-buzzed about new one, bought my first home, found the love of my life, and had a million ups and downs in between. How? By turning distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work.
We leaned in, and now we are standing up. We are redefining work for a new generation of women who want it all and more, and guess what? They can have it and so can you.
If you want to succeed, you have to be able to break from tradition fearlessly and sometimes recklessly and sometimes while feeling genuinely uncomfortable with everyone telling you no.
No truly successful entrepreneur these days has followed some preordained path to success. There is no “right”. There’s only saying yes, figuring it out, and knowing there will only be a few bumps along the way.
Consider this my official invitation to you to start your own #workparty. Where creative and entrepreneurial women celebrate each other’s success. Where you can celebrate your own achievements because you are doing it all yourself, unabashedly, at the best bash the work place has ever known….. who said business had to be boring?
About the author
Jaclyn Johnson is the CEO of Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and offline conference for millennial women seeking to build the career of their dreams. Having worked in the marketing and brand building space for the past 12 years, Jaclyn is one of the most sought after marketers in the USA. She is an Angel Investor and invests in female owned businesses such as Away Luggage and is an advisor to several startups. Jaclyn has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising. At 33, Jaclyn Johnson is the epitome of the self-made woman.
Why LoA loves it….
For all those women who have experienced the ups and downs of being in business, and have had to bounce back time and again, this is the book for you. Jaclyn Johnson has shown great tenacity and resilience in her entrepreneurial and corporate life, and has learned from every experience. She has applied those learnings to the successful businesses she has built, and today is a real entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with, helping others along the way to achieve their goals. This is a great book to read if you are dealing with challenges of your own right now and need a good boost of ‘can do’ spirit and inspiration. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and ceo of Lionesses of Africa