Julia Jackson; The Millennial Wine Expert

Julia Jackson is the middle child of Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke, the owners of the Jackson Family Wines. Currently, she is the current spokesperson for the Cambria Estate Winery. The Jackson Family Wines is a renowned wine company in Santa Rosa and is ranked ninth in the world. It produces known brands such as Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, La Crema pinot noir, and Lokoya luxury wines amongst others. It has continued to expand internationally and has acquired wineries such as Capensis in South Africa and Zena Crown in Oregon. Julia believes that Sonoma is well known for its production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but she believes Cabernet has a great potential of taking over Sonoma. Check this website for more info at Cambria Wines.

Julia was born in San Francisco in 1988, and throughout her life, she has worked at several of the Family’s wineries including those in France. For this reason, she learnt the language and culture of the French people. When she was still as student at Scripps College, she taught French to six graders on a part-time basis. Julia Jackson holds a Bachelor’s degree in studio art from Scripps College after which he enrolled in the intensive Summer Institute for General Management program at Stanford University.

In 2014, Julia Jackson founded Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. The foundation’s objective was to recognize and award resilient women who have overcome several hardships and are an inspiration to their communities. Annually, the Cambia Seeds of Empowerment donates over $100,000 to other charitable organizations that advocate the Foundation’s pillars of community, equality and spirit.

In a statement, Julia clarified that she felt there were insufficient role models in the society for little girls and young women; hence, the Foundation will go a long way in acknowledging strong women in the community. Cambria Winery embodies Seed of Empowerment Mission as most of the staff is women. Julia and her sisters are Vintners while their mother is in charge of the overall operations. Additionally, Denise Shurtleff, one of the best winemakers had been with the enterprise since 1999. According to Julia, the majority of the wine companies even in California are male dominated.

Rona Borre Sets a Pattern of Success

Rona Borre set all records when she worked for a large staffing company just out of college, but when she left that company and started her own, she set the world on fire. Rona had broken every record that other company ever had, so she launched Instant Alliance, her staffing company in the spare bedroom of her Chicago condo in 2001.

Today, Instant Alliance works with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized, and smaller companies to place technology and financial professionals. Borre and her very savvy account executives have skipped ahead of most of the rest of the hiring companies by their strategy that works very well.

Rather than spend time sifting through hundreds of resumes, they spend time getting to know the leadership of their client companies. By learning what kind of person with the skills they are looking for will fit into the corporate culture, they know just who they should be looking for. Then they move heaven and earth to find that person.  Check sbnonline.com for an interesting article.

The results have been very good with a 3 to 1 interview to hire ratio along with only a 1 percent attrition factor of all the employees who have been hired since 2001. Not a bad track record, and it is why Instant Alliance is so much in demand.  To watch a clip about Borre, click this youtube.com link.

Borre is in high demand in the Chicago area as a speaker and is active in Chicago business organizations in leadership roles.

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