"The Road to Respect for Women Is Difficult AF"—Jaclyn Johnson on Being the Boss

By the time she was 28, Jaclyn Johnson had sold her first business and launched Create & Cultivate, a rapidly growing conference and online platform for women who want to create and cultivate the careers of their dreams. The organization's national conference, launched in 2012, brings like-minded women together and has featured speakers like Kim Kardashian West, Meghan Markle, Gina Rodriguez, Gloria Steinem, and Issa Rae. On August 21, Johnson will release her first book, WorkParty, a rallying cry for women in the workplace. WorkParty is Johnson’s career manifesto, and in it, she shares how she turned distrust into determination, frustration into fuel, and heartache into hard work—and how readers can too. Read on for our exclusive excerpt from the book.