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NotBasicBlonde Podcast

Apr 22, 2022

In this episode, my guest Jaclyn Johnson, sharing some secrets on how she built a multi-millon dollar brand.

Talking Points:

  • What inspired you to create Create&Cultivate?
  • How did your high-paying job at IAC, the corporate parent today of companies Tinder and Match, play a role in your success as an entrepreneur?
  • What was your emotional state when you got laid off from your job in Los Angeles; how did you get out of that hole?
  • Do you believe in the motto, fake it till you make it, how did some white lies help you create a multi-million dollar brand?
  • Only 5% of VC partners are women; what inspired you to launch New Money Ventures, and what are your goals for this fund?
  • How’s the way we do business evolving; are we on the brink of a shift in the way money flows?
  • What makes your best-selling book, The Work Party, different from other self-help business books?


Jaclyn Johnson @jaclynrjohnson @createcultivate 

A serial entrepreneur with two exits, angel investor, best selling author and host of a top business podcast, Jaclyn is redefining the meaning of work for a new generation of women.

An entrepreneur who started both her companies with a laptop and an idea and grew them from self-funded side projects into multi-million dollar businesses and nationally known and recognized brands.

How? By trusting my gut, seeing the whitespace, seizing the opportunity all with an unnerving amount of drive, purpose and persistence.
I've launched and sold two companies before the age of 35. My latest company, Create & Cultivate, recognized a gap in conversations, resources, events and community for female millennial entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Now, Create & Cultivate is a cult favorite brand hosting multiple events each year, a community of 1 million plus women, a line at Target, a top business podcast & more. I’ve had the honor and privilege of interviewing such pioneers of industry like Chelsea Handler, Issa Rae, Meghan Markle, and Martha Stewart, to name a few.
And now, I want to pay it forward to burgeoning entrepreneurs, self starters and women with my fund, New Money Ventures. 


Olyasha Novozhylova - NotBasicBlonde @notbasicblonde_

NotBasicBlonde Podcast - @nbbpodcast

Olyasha Novozhylova is the CEO and Founder of NotBasicBlonde brand, dedicated to inspiring young women to create an extraordinary style and embrace their individuality.  

Model, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, AmazonLive Fashion Host, Fashion Editor, and Celebrity Podcast Host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast.  

As the Founder and Host of NotBasicBlonde Podcast with over 4M downloads and celebrity guests, where no topic is off limits, Olyasha provides millennials an ultimate guide on entrepreneurship, dating, marketing, self-development, astrology, spirituality, fashion, coaching, beauty,health&wellness.  

Graduated from Georgia State University with a BBA in Managerial Sciences, Olyasha successfully built a career in IT/Project Management, before she became a full time entrepreneur.  

Author of the children’s bookCutie the Unicorn – It’s ok to be different, Olyasha teaches our younger generation how to express their individuality.  

Olyasha has led an impressive 15-year career in fashion and runway in US and overseas, as well as enjoying several acting roles.  

Olyasha has partnered with over 100 nationwide brands such as Cartier, Revolve, PrettyLittleThing, PGA, Steve Madden, Too Faced, Vital Proteins, Tarte, DryBar, Drunk Elephant, etc.