Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
Jennessa West’s rise to power producer in Seattle started with her passion for film. Beginning with Seattle production jobs for DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Walt Disney, Jennessa moved to Hollywood to work on episodic television for Warner Brothers, CBS and FX. When she returned to Seattle, Jennessa obtained a degree in Non-Profit Arts Management and ran development for two prominent theater companies in Seattle. Joleen learns the compelling story of how this bad-ass producer has used her combined production and fundraising experience to become one of the most sought-after producers in the Pacific Northwest.
You can learn more about Jennessa and her production company Pressing Pictures here.
John Cook, the founder of Seattle’s seminal tech startup/publication Geekwire knows that if you “just hang around long enough and you will be successful.” A former journalist from an entrepreneurial family, John and his co-founder, Todd Bishop started GeekWire to bring stories of the amazing start-ups in Seattle, Washington to the world. Committed to its mission of highlighting diversity and to tell stories that haven’t been yet told, GeekWire is the go-to place for information about the Seattle tech scene and beyond.
You can find new stories and reporting daily at www.geekwire.com and be sure the check out the Geekwire Summit October 7-9th to be held in downtown Seattle. More info and tickets can be found here. The Lawyer Who Rocks listeners have been provided the promo code ROCKON20 for the summit for a 20% saving on registration. Yay! Thanks John!
Kari Gran and Lisa Strain have used the mantra “it will always work out” to turn a bootstrapped cosmetics brand into a funded “we-can-do-anything” business. Former real estate colleagues, they became business partners after Kari’s career burn-out inspired her to create hand-poured products using only the finest naturally derived, organic, wild harvested and non-GMO ingredients. Joleen learns why Kari Gran Cosmetics isn’t content to “frump along” and how Kari and Lisa have positioned the company into a coveted position within the cosmetics industry. You can get your own Kari Gran Cosmetics here!
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