The term Girl Boss exists because of women like Jaclyn Johnson, CEO of Create & Cultivate. It’s easy to get discouraged as a woman with an entrepreneurial spirit and it’s hard to stay driven feeling contained by the glass ceiling. In founding Create & Cultivate, Jaclyn has created a space for women to push through the roadblocks all too common in our culture.
Create & Cultivate seeks to entertain, enlighten, and inform. “Everyone wants to be original but in a time of so much access, attention and media it’s hard to ever be as original as you might hope, I think the New Originals are people taking on things in a new and interesting way, providing a fresh perspective to existing items,” notes Jaclyn. Create & Cultivate offers many resources to elevate your work from original to New Original. Her conferences offer unique networking opportunities; while the past may have been dominated by boys’ clubs, the future lies in women helping women. Her blog is a font of information and inspiration whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or a veteran corporate soldier working to stand out in a landscape that’s never been more competitive.
As a writer turned blogger /ceo /conference creator /event planner, Jaclyn has a unique perspective on how to navigate the digital world as a woman with multiple slashes in her portfolio/talent set. She gives new meaning to a term that has recently seemed so passé – having it all. You can do all of the things you love; if you don’t see a space to do them, you make that space. And when you embark on creating that space, Jaclyn and the Create & Cultivate community are there to help you see it through.
Everyone wants to be original but in a time of so much access, attention and media it’s hard to ever be as original as you might hope, I think New Originals are people taking on things in a new and interesting way, providing a fresh perspective to existing items.
As Jaclyn says, “This is a 365 day conversation around entrepreneurship and being a woman in the modern digital world.” Whether you attend a conference, read the blog, or follow her Instagram, you will be inspired. That’s the thing we aren’t taught about inspiration, it doesn’t have to come from a man we learned about in history class. “My best friends are constantly inspiring me, they run their own businesses, are mothers, wives and some of the smartest people I know. They make it look easy when we all know how hard the work is but it’s so important.” How much would we like to count a New Original like Jaclyn Johnson as one of our best friends.