The Shriver Report – Jessica Herrin

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Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin, CEO & Founder, Stella & Dot

As the brains behind Stella & Dot, Jessica has proven just how one woman can go about styling her life with smarts, courage, and tenacity. After joining two successful tech startups out of college, she went to the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where, at the ripe age of 24, she co-founded the now world’s leading wedding site, Jessica’s been recognized for her business savvy even more than her style savvy — Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Forbes have saluted her for her vision. Taking Social Selling to the next level, Jessica’s been honored by Ernst & Young and Inc. 500 as a Top Entrepreneur. She is also actively involved in Young Presidents Organization (YPO) in the San Francisco Bay area. But Jessica is most proud of the recognition she gets from the women of Stella & Dot, who are mirroring her success in reinventing the home business opportunity for the modern woman. Because, as Jessica claims, “nine-to-five just doesn’t flatter.”

Typical Jessica: Endless optimism. Taking a look at the Pyramids and saying “Hmmm, that actually looks very doable.”

Past Itineraries: Rock climbing in Thailand, scuba diving in Egypt, cooking school in Italy, safari in Africa.

Favorite Spot on Earth: Home.

Finds Beautiful: Brains, wit, her daughters’ happy shrieks as they play in ocean waves, and their dreamy daddy, Chad.

Passionate About: Being a great wife and mom. Never giving up. Creating the Stella & Dot Foundation.

Guilty Pleasure: Margaritas and friends on a beach in Mexico. Words with Friends.

Personal Motto: “Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the Ordinary.” ­Cecil Beaton

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