As Jackson Family Wines continues to grow and expands to new markets, making Julia Jackson as its spokesperson has been a wise move.
Young, charming, and smart, Julia Jackson is the middle daughter of the late wine icon Jess Jackson and esteemed former land use and constitutional law attorney Barbara Banke. She finished her undergraduate degree at Scripps College with a major in studio art. She further pursued her graduate studies at Stanford School of Business.
Growing up in the family’s vineyards, her interest in wines has always been evident even when she was a child. One of her fondest memories was sorting and picking grapes with her father under the sweltering California summer heat.
Learning the value of hard work, she now holds a major role in the family business that takes pride in producing exceptional wines under the company’s wide array of brands like Chevriot, Cardinale, and Siduri. As a wine aficionado herself, her attuned wine palate prefers the Cabernet varietal grown in Sonoma County.
While she is not busy rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and society’s elites, she invests her time in the non-profit organization she founded in 2014 – the Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. The program aims to recognize outstanding women who are making remarkable contributions in their communities. This $100,000 cash grants just show Julia’s great passion and support to inspiring women who are making a difference in the world.
Looking ahead, there is definitely no slowing down for Julia Jackson. Her admirable drive to hone her craft further despite her past achievements is only a great sign that Jackson Family Wines will be in good hands for the years to come. Visit wingsjournal.com to know more about Julia.
Whitney Wolfe, the boss and innovator of Bumble dating app, has seen her company grow from a couple of employees in 2014 to over 30 employees in 2017.
She has also seen it evolve from a purely female dominated dating app into a career-connections app. All these developments seemed miles away for Wolfe and her company three years ago, but now here they are. Whitney Wolfe is one of Forbes under 30.
Austin’s SXSW Interactive Festival
Whitney Wolfe was engaged for a discussion with Christina Vuleta of Forbes’ Women’s Digital Network during the Austin’s SXSW Interactive Festival in March this year. The discussion involved an audience that comprised of upcoming women entrepreneurs drawn from Bumble Mentoring Salon and Women@Forbes. She acknowledged that the Bumble could not have grown without the passion and commitment that her team put in the company. She told the audience that the only reason that keeps staff members in a startup company is passion and a dream to grow with the company.
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How to Balance Between a Company’s Culture and Growth
One of the women entrepreneurs in the audience sought for advice from Whitney Wolfe about how she could grow her business to new markets but still maintain its originality and culture. Wolfe advised her to try and strike a balance between growth and culture since the two are equally important. To manage that, Wolfe told her always to consider culture first when vetting new employees. She argued that strategy would ensure that on top of employees being qualified for the job, they shared the same passion with the company’s founders.
According to Whitney Wolfe, the values, team, and brand are the first three priorities for any startup. She told the audience that the three priorities were so important that one cannot be used as a substitute for the other. For example, as much as a brand could appear glittering, it would be less marketable without a good team behind it.
Find more about Whitney Wolfe: https://www.sxsw.com/speaker/whitney-wolfe/