I’m Jennifer Faught, the founder of the Society. I got my start in marketing for the healthcare and tech worlds, and then started my own wedding invitation design business in 2008. I kept working my day job for three years as I grew my business, and finally in 2011, my side hustle became my full-time thing.
But while I loved the work, I felt lost. Alone. Like I couldn’t ask questions of the people who could help me—because I thought they were my competition. My friends thought I did laundry and played on the computer all day. No one got what I was trying to build.
In 2012, I showed up at the Stationery Academy conference with my guard up,
thinking I needed to impress my competition. But I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Instead of competitors, I met twenty other inspiring, welcoming, incredibly smart businesswomen who answered any questions I had without making me feel stupid or naïve, and who still get me to this day.
That conference changed my entire business experience, so when I was offered the chance to purchase the business, I took the leap. I planned my first conference in 2014, and the rest is history.
The Society for Creative Founders is made up of dreamers, makers, thinkers, artists, creatives just like you—and just like us.
We built the Creative Founders based on our own experiences with (and need for) an environment where learning and community work together to help women grow their businesses.
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