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Jaclyn Johnson

JACLYN JOHNSON

CREATE & CULTIVATE CEO

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.

"Create & Cultivate is a movement for women looking to create & cultivate the career of their dreams."
- Jaclyn Johnson

Q & A WITH JACLYN

What is the most important factor to your success?

The ability to persevere, starting and running a company is not easy, it has its challenges and rewards and you have to be able to look ahead and not take the bumps in the road personally.

What would you change in the world?

I would really like to see the glass ceiling shattered. We need women in power, we need women taken seriously and we need real systemic change when it comes to women in power.

What is your definition of excellence?

Your own version of getting it right.

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