WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams

WorkParty: How to Create & Cultivate the Career of Your Dreams

by Jaclyn Johnson


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First, we leaned in. Now we stand up.

In this “much-needed combo of real talk, confessions, and lessons learned along the way” (Chelsea Handler), Jaclyn Johnson—the founder and CEO behind Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform for millennial businesswomen—offers a rallying cry for a new generation of women who are redefining the meaning of work on their own terms.

Jaclyn suffered a massive blow in her early twenties. She was on an upward career climb and confidently moved across the country for a job—and then, was abruptly let go. Attempting to turn that closed door into an open window, she launched a company with a trusted business partner. Soon after, she discovered said business partner had made detrimental decisions to the company without her knowledge. Before she knew it, she was in the throes of a brutal business partner break up. She was only twenty-four.

Determined to bounce back, Jaclyn overhauled the mess that was her life and by the time she was in her early thirties, she had sold a company and launched the much-buzzed about Create & Cultivate platform—and advised and invested in multiple million-dollar projects at the same time. So, how did she do it?

In WorkParty, Jaclyn shows how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work—and how you can, too.

With stories from leading female entrepreneurs including Christene Barberich (co-founder of Refinery29), Alli Webb, (creator of Drybar), Morgan Debaun (founder of Blavity), Jen Gotch of, Rebecca Minkoff, and Kendra Scott, you will learn the tips and tricks from the best in the business while cultivating the passion and happiness you need to succeed. “This is the book you need to take your career to the next level—on your own terms” (Refinery29).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501190841
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 353,139
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jaclyn Johnson is the CEO of Create & Cultivate, the fastest growing online platform and offline conference for millennial women seeking to build the career of their dreams. Jaclyn has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 for Marketing and Advertising, a “Self-Made Woman” by the Los Angeles Times and “A Woman of Note” by The Wall Street Journal, among other accolades.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 When Crushing It Crushes You 1

Chapter 2 Congrats on Your Failure 11

Chapter 3 What Have You Got to Lose? (Apparently a Lot) 25

Chapter 4 The Comeback Kid-ult 45

Chapter 5 The Ah-Ha Moment 67

Chapter 6 Building Your Tribe 91

Chapter 7 You Gotta Pay the Cost to Be the Boss (But It's Worth It) 107

Chapter 8 On Boys and Business and the Illusory "Work-Life Balance" 129

Chapter 9 The Negotiations 145

Chapter 10 Getting Paid Is Her Forte 175

Chapter 11 Take It from Them 191

Chapter 12 Work Hard, Party On 229

Glossary 235

Boss gloss 241

Acknowledgments 243

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