Have you ever heard of a woman named Julia Jackson? She is the proprietor at Jackson Family Wines, founded by her awesome father Jess Jackson in 1982 and known for over 30 premium wineries, including La Crema and Cambria. Julia was born in 1988 in San Francisco, California. At a young age, her father would make her and the siblings pick up and organize grapes while Jess explained the significance of hard work. This is where Julia got her first taste in the business. As she got older, Julia would work at some of the family wineries and gain some experience.
All that experience would greatly benefit her when she arrived in college. Julia went to Scripps College in 2006-2010 for her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art. She would always study to make sure she had the best grades possible. Then she went to the Stanford Summer Institute of General Management in 2010 where she obtained her Summer Certificate at Stanford Business School. After graduation, Julia traveled to Bordeaux, France, where she immersed herself and learn about French sales and distribution. As she kept working there, Julia learned about the industry and global markets intensively. Julia always stayed focus when it came to the family business because she knows that one day she might take over the entire company.
Julia sees her amazing mother, Barbara, as a role model due to her work ethics as the Chairman of the Jackson Family Wines. Julia founded the non-profit Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This program celebrates women who are like warriors because they have the determination to conquer life’s obstacles and hardships. Julia Jackson inspires other hard working women to do the same thing in other communities. Cambria Seeds of Empowerment awards $100,000 yearly to other non-profits that follow the program’s same morals and values.