Create & Cultivate Founder Built a Business on the Belief That Female Entrepreneurs Deserve the Influencer Treatment

The company was born out of desire to put on fun—not stodgy—events for women

Create & Cultivate founder Jaclyn Johnson at the company's SXSW pop-up this past March. Smith House Photo

Create & Cultivate, the online community and conference company aimed at young women, has drawn major brand partners in recent years, including LinkedIn, Mastercard, Microsoft and WeWork. The company has seemingly exploded on the scene, garnering not only the attention of big brands vying for the attention of their loyal community but celebrities like Mandy Moore, Issa Rae and Rosie Huntington-Whitely.

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@KristinaMonllos Kristina Monllos is a senior editor for Adweek.