2016 Create & Cultivate DTLA

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Two weeks ago I attended the Create & Cultivate conference held in Los Angeles. Create & Cultivate is a creative conference and online platform for female entrepreneurs in the digital space in partnership with Digital Brand Architects, My Domaine, Who What Wear, and Byrdie. The conference focuses on female entrepreneurship in the digital world, attracting the next generation of creatives and entrepreneurs to collaborate about influencer marketing and brand building for profitability.

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The conference is a one-day event with workshops, mentor sessions, panels, food and cocktails, pop-up shops, photos booths, beauty bars, and gift bags. Create & Cultivate attracts hundreds of the top talented female creatives and entrepreneurs for a one-of-a-kind environment to network and enhance their career.

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During my time at the conference, I met an amazing group of women whom I cultivated lasting business relationships and friendships. This years event featured speakers including Joy Cho, Bri Emery, Emily Henderson, Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe, and a keynote conversation with Chelsea Handler.

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“I was super insecure about not having a college degree or a conventional education. And I really thought I wasn’t smart or didn’t deserve to have a seat at the table. I felt like a fraud in business settings. It took me getting over that for the company to get on its feet. It doesn’t matter if you don’t have a degree or expertise. Surround yourself with people who have done it before and support your weaknesses with their strengths.”  – Jessica Alba

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“It’s about being honest, kind, and forthcoming. Internally and externally it’s what we put out and it’s how I govern my business and my life.” Also adding, “Follow your gut and your instinct. I know what I know, but I know what I don’t know. ”  – Rachel Zoe

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“It’s so important for women to know that they can rely on other women. Because there’s nothing worse than a fucking bitch. If it’s a woman you don’t like, just pretend. If it’s a man, go off on him.”  – Chelsea Handler

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Ms. Jacqueline P.

Founder, Interior Designer, and Blogger

Recently featured in Design Milk, Luxe Interior and Design, Business Insider, and 7×7, Jacqueline Palmer is a young, multi-creative entrepreneur redefining design and style. Combining an interior design service and a lifestyle brand, she is captivating audiences around the world, and intriguing the evolving industry. Jacqueline began her artistic career in Santa Cruz, California as a painter, photographer, dancer, singer, and model, and moved to San Francisco to pursue a profession in design at the Academy of Art University. During her studies, she styled brand visuals for Williams-Sonoma Inc. while designing at an interiors firm and nannying, working three part-time jobs while enrolled in full-time courses. She also spent a summer abroad in Italy studying art history and architecture where she found a passion for European aesthetic. Upon graduating with a BFA in Interior Architecture and Design, she joined Kendall Wilkinson Design creating high-end custom homes and furniture for private clients. Exhausted of exclusively designing interiors at a traditional firm, Jacqueline launched A Design Lifestyle, to showcase her range of creative abilities and explore multiple design outlets. Her contemporary-eclectic design style can be seen in Bay Area and New York City homes and offices of tech and finance executives. Aside from her growing interior design business, Jacqueline also works in styling, fashion, production, events, travel, and tech. She has also been featured as a host for a home decor video series. In her spare time, Jacqueline volunteers for non-profits in San Francisco and Tanzania

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