Johnson recognized a gap in conversations, resources, events and community for female millennial entrepreneurs and responded with a solution, Create & Cultivate, the wildly popular media platform and nationwide conference. In the process, Jaclyn’s own work-life philosophy, built on the cornerstones of female empowerment, hustling-hard and innovation have propelled her voice to the forefront of the discussion on workplace equality, a new thought-leader for millennial women and GenZ-ers on the career come up.
Known for her powerful messaging and often imitated never duplicated style of digital and experiential marketing shrouded in millennial pink, Johnson is reshaping attitudes on female entrepreneurialism, work culture and the gig economy for women all over the world.
On August 21, 2018 Jaclyn released her first book, WorkParty, via Simon & Schuster, which offers a rallying cry for women in the workplace, First We Leaned In, Now We Stand Up. 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. WorkParty has an accompanying podcast which has featured guests like Kristen Bell, Sophia Bush, Kendra Scott and Shark Tanks Barbara Corcoran.
A graduate of NYU, Johnson’s trajectory has been skyrocketing since she founded (No Subject) in 2010. With the launch of Create & Cultivate in 2012 she gained global visibility. Six years later, Create & Cultivate is bigger than ever, with hundreds of thousands of followers and attendees, and over 75 events to date. The conference, which is completely self-funded, has landed in major cities around the country and boasts sponsors that include top Fortune 500 companies like Amazon, LinkedIn, QuickBooks and Microsoft to the buzziest brand names like Laura Mercier, LaCroix, Clinique, Chandon, Urban Outfitters and more. Past speakers and panelist include the biggest celebs and CEO’s like Kim Kardashian West, Chelsea Handler, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler of SoulCycle, Gloria Steinem, Issa Rae, Nicole Richie and more front-runners in fashion, technology, design and business.
Named a Forbes 30 Under 30, an Adweek Disruptor and profiled in Fast Company, the LA Times, Entrepreneur and more, Johnson has earned her way to the frontlines of a workplace revolution at a time when change-agents and disruptors are flexing real influence. With the entirety of her career devoted to building up female entrepreneurs and women in the workplace, 2018 is poised to be Johnson’s biggest year yet. The launch of WorkParty will only help her fuel a new generation of women who with Jaclyn’s help, are redefining the meaning of on work on their own terms.