Part work, Part party. WorkParty is a movement for a new generation of women like yourself, women who are redefining the meaning of work on their own terms. Welcome to WorkParty the podcast. Where creative and entrepreneurial women celebrate each other’s successes. WorkParty is the vision of Jaclyn Johnson, the powerhouse founder and CEO behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and conference for millennial women in business. In WorkParty the book, Jaclyn spills on how she found the determination to flip her rock bottom moment into hard work and success —and how you can, too. By age 32 she had sold a company, launched a new one, bought her first home, found the love of her life and had a million ups and downs in between. WorkParty the podcast is all the lessons she learned and the advice she wishes she had gotten along the way. You’ll hear from female founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, creatives and so many other badass boss ladies. And what do you get from listening? We’re keeping it 100, giving you that career real-talk, and no BS advice.
To check out the WorkParty blog and learn more about the WorkParty book and tour visit WorkParty.com. You can also follow along for daily updates and exclusive content on Instagram at @WorkParty.
The Empathy Gap: How Morgan Mercer is Using VR to Improve Workplace Harassment and D&I Training
Presented by Mastercard
Fact: 54% of women report workplace harassment. A staggering 64% of women are exposed to gender-based micro aggressions, with non-white women experiencing it more than anyone else. But here’s the kicker, nearly all sexual harassment or discrimination at work goes unreported and those who do, often see zero benefit. If you’ve ever had diversity or anti-harassment training at work, you’ll know that they are long overdue for a shakeup. And these statistics prove their outdated powerpoint and video presentations just aren’t working. Despite mandatory sexual harassment trainings in many states across the U.S., cases of harassment are still on the rise. Morgan Mercer recognized the critical need for education that bridged the empathy gap and she’s doing just that with her immersive enterprise training company, Vantage Point. Morgan’s technology is teaching “soft” skills like kindness and empathy through a live 360-degree virtual reality experience where users watch harassment unfold before them and have to make decisions on how to respond. In this episode of WorkParty, Jaclyn sits down with Morgan to discuss how she’s using technology to transform workplace training, how to drive empathy and fundamentally make the world more human, and what’s in store for the future. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Morgan Mercer @themorganrmercer @try.vantagepoint
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A Fresh Take: How the Natalie’s Juice Founder & CEO Built a $140M Company on Honest Transparency
It’s hard to remember a time when companies could sell products without an ingredients list, keep their process as a trade secret, and have values based on profit over purpose. Not anymore. Today, transparency rules and consumers are demanding it. Entrepreneurs are being held to a higher standard, now more than ever, but Marygrace Sexton and her daughter, Natalie, are up to the challenge. In fact, honest transparency has been at the core of their business, Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice, before it was a buzzword. Marygrace launched the business in 1989 with $20,000 she saved from a job as a radiologist’s receptionist. Her goal? To compete with the preservative-laced cartons on supermarket shelves. And she did! Natalie’s Juice keeps it simple, which is why there are never more than five ingredients in each juice. Her commitment to uncompromising quality and honest transparency has captured the hearts of consumers too. Sales last year topped $60 million on a volume of 7 million gallons. In this episode of WorkParty, Jaclyn sits down with Marygrace and her daughter Natalie to dive into their authentic mission, how private equity nearly spoiled everything, and why her fresh take on juice has built a $140 million-dollar company. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Marygrace & Natalie Sexton @nataliesoj
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A Step Ahead: How Street Style Icon Taylor Tomasi Hill Is Changing the Future of Retail
From the pages of your favorite glossy to the pavement, Taylor Tomasi Hill has been influencing our style long before it was a job title. The fashion industry veteran and street style darling has always been one stylish step ahead of the industry, continually reinventing herself and bringing the industry along with her. Kicking off her career in editorial at W Magazine, Taylor rose through the ranks of fashion and accessories, landing her at Teen Vogue and then as fashion director at the prestigious Marie Claire. In 2011 Taylor made the transition to the brand side at Moda Operandi before tapping back into her Texas roots as the VP and creative director of Forty Five Ten. Now, Taylor is bringing her expert eye to AI-driven shopping app, The Yes, as the creative and fashion director and revolutionizing the way we shop in the process. In this episode of WorkParty, Jaclyn sits down with Taylor to discuss the future of retail, how she’s changing the way we shop, and what the future of the fashion industry looks like through her rose-colored glasses. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Taylor Tomasi Hill @ttomasihill @theyes
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The Triple Bottom Line: How Lindsay McCormick Created a Brand That Values Profit, People, and the Planet Equally
Have you ever heard of the triple bottom line? For some of you, this might be a new concept, but for Bite Toothpaste Bits founder and CEO, Lindsay McCormick, it’s been part of her business plan from day one. Businesses that have adopted the TBL framework evaluate their performance based on meeting three main criteria—social, environmental, and financial—to create greater business value. In short, they value profit, people, and the planet equally. Unfortunately it hasn’t always been the standard and a lot of businesses have valued profit over everything else and it’s impacting all of us, but especially the planet. So, how do we ensure this business model is the status quo moving forward so we can all have financially successful businesses while helping others and reducing our footprint in the process? In this episode of WorkParty, we sit down with Lindsay to dive into the TBL framework of her sustainable oral care line and learn more about her mission to eliminate the one billion plastic toothpaste tubes that end up in our landfills and ocean every single year. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Lindsay McCormick @heylindsaymc @bite
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Sense and Sustainability: How to Create a Conscious Beauty Brand From Start to Finish With Each & Every
Sustainability hasn’t exactly been at the forefront of the $532 billion beauty industry. In fact, when it comes to packaging, ingredient sourcing, and distribution, it’s actually responsible for a great deal of waste, and it’s taken a heavy toll on the environment. But thanks to a handful of pioneering indie brands, the tides are changing. And Each & Every is one of them. In addition to using sustainable, clean ingredients—and being cruelty free—reducing product waste has also been central to their brand mission. Over the past year, they have been working on more sustainable options and have developed a multi-step plan towards a more environmentally-friendly product. Their first step in tackling this complex but very important issue is to launch their worry-free recycling program. In this episode of WorkParty, Jaclyn sits down with the Each & Every co-founder, Lauren Lovelady to dive into their eco-friendly mission and the challenges of creating a conscious beauty brand with a sustainable state of mind from start to finish. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Lauren Lovelady @laurenlovelady @eachandeverycompany
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How Fashion Vet Kym Gold Co-Founded, Scaled, and Sold True Religion for $800+ Million
Kym Gold has been a self-starter from the get-go. With a deep-rooted passion for fashion and unwavering determination to succeed, the fashion industry vet was running her first business selling clothing on the Venice Beach boardwalk and around college campuses in her late teens. In her early 20s, Kym and her then-husband set their sights on a whitespace in the male-dominated denim industry: fashion denim. Enter True Religion Jeans, a luxury, locally-made denim line. The brand became an acclaimed leader in the premium denim market and, according to Kym, set the stage for the “Denim Fridays” office movement. The brand achieved mass popularity (keep in mind, this was the pre-social media and e-commerce era of fashion) and went on to sell the company for over $800 million in 2013. Now, she’s shifted gears to home decor with a line of high-quality ceramics that she fires in the kiln in her Malibu home. In this episode of WorkParty, we sit down with the entrepreneurial powerhouse to learn how she found her place in a male-dominated industry, built a multi-million dollar denim empire, and pivoted to a new career. Join the party on social @workparty and stay in-the-know at workparty.com.
Kym Gold @kym.gold
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