Category: Women in Business
Jackson Family Wines have grown into a leader in vinification. The company was started back in 1982 by Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke. The soil of the Pacific Northwest is very conducive for agriculture. This lush environment encompasses many different areas in California and Oregon. Jess Jackson had a vision, and his vision was to become successful in this demanding line of work. His children would help out by sorting and picking grapes. Sometimes this would be in extremely hot temperatures, but the hard work has certainly paid off. As of today, the company has gone global and many of the children play an important role on a daily basis.Jess and Barbara’s youngest daughter chipped in on doing the chores with her older siblings. To this very day, Julia and her siblings have remained true to what their parents taught them.
Julia has done many wonderful things since her birth in 1988. She has attended Stanford University, has worked as a professional model, and she’s even taught sixth-grade French. Julia has stated that her mother is her actual role model. In a business sense, Julia operates in many ways as her mother, and she operates her very own nonprofit organization. Cambria Seeds of Empowerment is its name and celebrating the “woman warrior” in today’s society is the game. This organization donates $100,000 a year to other organizations and people who are need.Whether you’re into Merlot, Pinot Noir or Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines has you covered. For over 30 years, this company has been producing top-quality wines at an affordable cost. West Point Chardonnay is great tasting with its lemon zest and hint of honey, while Element Pinot Noir is rich in baking spices and dark cherry. The options are nearly endless. Julia Jackson and Jackson Family Wines are a match made in heaven.
The economic collapse of 2008 and the ensuing strife that unfolded in its aftermath as the fallout from risky decisions made on Wall Street rippled across the country left more than just financial ruin in its wake. Beyond the immediate effects felt across the country with loss of jobs, historic rates of foreclosures, as well as small business shuttering their doors, a deeper crisis began to arise. American citizens began to lose faith in the financial system. This loss of faith continues to persist despite the relatively optimistic improvements made over the last several years. The fact remains unchanged, after watching the country experience the second worst financial crisis since its inception, Americans continue to view the entire system as fundamentally flawed.
The Change to Come
Leading the charge to correct the perceptions of Americans countrywide is a former leader of SEC and current Cheif Compliance Officer for Hall Capital LLC, Helane Morrison. The newest addition to the executive board of Hall Capital aims to bring transparency, honesty, and complete compliance within federal regulations in a bid to sway over a country weary of financial professionals acting in their best interest only.
The very same strong-willed approach to maintaining core values while instilling trust that has been evident throughout her entire career is on full display once again at Hall Capital.
Restoring Faith in the Market
Of the greatest challenges added to ensuring one the largest firms in San Francisco is conducts business stringently applying to all federal regulations, Helane Morrison faces an upward battle regaining the trust of potential investors who are still wary of investing any capital they may have held onto despite the crisis.
The image of shady back house dealings and rampant collusion is a hard brand to break but when faced with one of the largest tent poles of Hall Capitals new commitment to transparency spearheaded by Morrison herself, the battle to reclaim investor’s trust becomes less of a fight.
Experience Comes from Both Sides
Helane Morrison backs up her strong commitments made to Hall Capital’s clients with years of experience not only working within the industry but also heading the agency tasked with maintaining it.
The valued experience gained during her time leading the SEC is indispensable in being able to lead a change not only in public perception but continuing Hall Capital’s competitive edge over other firms.
Doe Deere was born in Russia, but raised in New York. She is the founder and the CEO of the Lime crime cosmetics line. Doe has always been a very unique individual, and she believes that makeup is not only used to cover imperfections, but that it is also another way of self expression.
In 2008, Doe released her first cosmetics line full of colorful, unique, and cruelty free products. Doe doesn’t believe that beauty is a certain look, she believes that beauty comes from how we feel, and what feels right.
People fell in love with her unique cosmetics. Doe loved bright and vibrant colors, and that is where she developed the name of her cosmetics, it’s her favorite color. She dreamed of developing bright and vibrant colored products, and she did just that.
Doe is very supportive of women that aspire to be entrepreneurs, she even allows them to contact her for advice and information through her Instagram. The idea came from her clothing line called “Limecrime,” that she made on ebay. Doe always wanted to wear bright and unusual colored cosmetics, but they were hard to find, so she made her own.
Customers are very important to her. Before launching a new product, Doe always tries it out first. She must feel it before she puts it out there. She states that a part of what makes her a productive entrepreneur is “Knowing what the brand stands for.” She believes you have to have a clear picture of your customers, and be optimistic when approaching others. Her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to trust your gut. She always goes by her gut feeling and has learned to trust it.
Her strategy that has helped her business grow, is treating her employees, vendors, and partners well. She has always treated them with love and respect. It gives them the drive to be successful.
Does’ biggest influence is her husband, Mark. He is her partner and her inspiration. He is right by her side as a Lime Crime president. They met sixteen years ago in a band together and have been together since.