In this episode today, I have friend and entrepreneur, Jolene Delisle on to share her life story and how she is living a life of intention and purpose.
After being born into homelessness in South Korea and driven by the hardships endured in her formative childhood years, Jolene is inspired to work with values-driven organizations and clients she can positively impact. Jolene cofounded her branding and creative agency while pregnant in 2017. Clients of The Working Assembly include unicorn startups like Zola and Klarna, as well as established brands like Evian and MassMutual.
Since the agency's inception, the company has tripled its revenue every year. Her work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, Print, D&AD, The One Show, Fast Company, and in 2021 she was named into the Forbes Next 1000 entrepreneur list.
Jolene has committed her professional life to work with women, values-led organizations, and clients she can positively impact. She is passionate about bridging the gender equity and diversity gap in creativity and tech and launched TWA labs (https://theworkingassembly.com/labs) in 2019 to invest in female entrepreneurs and founders of color. As a long-time resident of New York City, she created Local Works (https://theworkingassembly.com/local-works) to support independent retail business owners in 2020.
Connect with Jolene on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jolened/
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