Jane Featured in New York Times “Corner Office”

Jane Featured in New York Times “Corner Office”

It was such an honor to spend a morning with Adam Bryant, sitting in the same seat as so many incredible leaders before me. Even though I really sit in a "corner cube," I'm thrilled to have been featured in the New York Times "Corner Office" over the weekend. - Jane Here's a snippet from the interview: When you started Julep, did you have specific ideas about the culture you wanted to create? One thing we talk about is assuming positive intent. The whole idea of trying to understand the person in... Read More

Our Plans to Do Better for You

Hi all, Things have been a little crazy here at Julep lately. This last quarter has been really exciting for us with the launch of the Plié and an unexpected growth spurt, but I can’t even put in words how much we care about the customer support and shipping challenges we've had as a result. It absolutely breaks my heart to think that those of you who’ve been with us from the beginning and know how hard we’ve worked to delight our Mavens could read these recent challenges as us caring less... Read More

How to Shower the Right Way & Get Your Softest Skin Ever

How to Shower the Right Way & Get Your Softest Skin Ever

When it comes to showering, Americans have it all wrong. Most of us still use sulfate-laden suds that strip away what little moisture may remain on the armour of crusty dead skin we carry around. I’m here to tell you that what we do need is to EXFOLIATE! Instead of rubbing skin-drying soap on top of dead skin, what we really should be doing is removing that layer, then hydrating and protecting the skin beneath. Here are the three key body care steps that are the secret to beach-ready skin: 1. REMOVE... Read More

Jane Park on How the Plié Wand Was Born (& the Unique Way She Holds Hers!)

Jane Park on How the Plié Wand Was Born (& the Unique Way She Holds Hers!)

When Julep CEO Jane Park talks about the Plié Wand™, she lights up. Granted, if you've ever heard Jane speak about anything going on here at Julep---from our new iPhone app to the newly customizable Maven program, all the way down to each month's nail polish colors---you know that she is a passionate person by nature, especially about innovations that help busy women look good, feel great, and have fun with their beauty routines. So it's easy to see why she loves telling everyone about the Plié... Read More

Are Entrepreneurs Happier?

Are Entrepreneurs Happier?

This piece, written by Julep CEO Jane Park, originally appeared on Forbes.com. One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Are you happy all the time because you’re an entrepreneur?” The mythology of entrepreneurialism is powerful. You answer only to yourself, set the rules, and make your own decisions. What’s not to love? The leap out of safe, corporate life seems so daunting; the assumption is that those who manage to make it never regret the choice. More times than I can count, men... Read More

#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls

This Mother’s Day, as a mother, my heart is breaking for the Nigerian girls who are still missing three weeks after they were abducted.  They are our daughters:  Deborah, Naomi, Hauwa, Pindar, Mary, Monica, Grace, Esther, Aisha, Ruth, Saraya, Blessing, Gloria, Christy, Tabitha, Helen, Amina, Hasana, Rhoda and over 180 more. Let’s honor these girls and their mothers this Sunday by taking action.  One way is to donate to stop the outrageous practice of selling human beings:  at Julep we support... Read More

Project Gravitas: Diary of a Photo Shoot

Project Gravitas: Diary of a Photo Shoot

As we celebrate my collaboration with Project Gravitas for May, I thought I’d give you a backstage peek into what the day of the photo shoot was like. 6am: iPhone alarm goes off, and I am completely disoriented because it’s really 3am my time back in Seattle. So it takes me a minute (okay, a little longer) to remember that I am in NYC for my photoshoot with Project Gravitas! I’ll just hit snooze ONCE ... 6:30am: ACK! Now I’m late! I have to go meet my friend Lisa Sun at 7am at her apartment. ... Read More

Why I Gave the Company a “Sun-Day”

Why I Gave the Company a “Sun-Day”

At Julep, we like to move fast and think ahead---so it can sometimes be a challenge for us take a moment, slow down, and appreciate something as seemingly small, yet incredibly special as a warm, sunny day here in Seattle. Last week, we had our first sunny week in recent memory, with record-high temperatures for so early in the season. So, with a unanimous Senior Leadership Team behind me, I was thrilled to announce to my team that we were turning Friday into “Sun-Day”: a day when everyone was... Read More

How To Land A Big Promotion

How To Land A Big Promotion

This piece, written by Julep CEO Jane Park, originally appeared on Forbes.com. One of the questions I hear most from young people in the workplace is how to ask for a promotion. I am a big fan of taking charge of your own career. After all, you can’t sit back and expect someone else to figure out who you want to be when you grow up. But what most junior employees don’t understand is that landing the big promotion is less about your individual skills, interests, and need for development, and more... Read More

3 Things ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Taught Me About Business Success

3 Things ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Taught Me About Business Success

This piece originally appeared on Inc., where Jane is a regular contributor. To see more of Jane's writing for Inc., go here. And you thought it just taught people about romance. How a movie can be its own mini-M.B.A. People often ask me how my undergraduate education or law degree helped me in starting a company. But the truth is I learned more about business from When Harry Met Sally, which is marking its 25-year anniversary this year. Here are my top three When Harry Met Sally business success... Read More

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