Ep 48: Finding Success Without Leaving Your Own Identity behind w/Jon Jackson, Co-Founder of Blavity


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In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Jonathan shares;

  • How he helped launch Blavity
  • How he has been able to deal with the success and challenges of entrepreneurship
  • How to sustain your own identity while pursuing your dreams
  • and much much more


Information About Jon Jackson:

Jon a writer, content strategist, and editor, based in New York City. He has worked for companies such as LinkedIn where he was the Program Manager for Consumer Content at LinkedIn, where he co-manages the Influencer Program. Most notably he is the co-founder and current  head of corporate branding at Blavity, a startup focused merging technology, innovation, and the power of Black creativity.

Over the past two years Blavity has grown to become one of the fastest growing digital media outlets on the web, reaching more than 7 million readers a month

As a writer, his work has been published in 99U, BrazenCareerist, and Under30CEO, Huffington post to name a few and.He’s passionate about great stories, mentorship, and making an impact


Jonathan’s Favorite Quote

“Your decisions determine your destiny”-Jonathan’s Mom

Jonathan’s Favorite Books

Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t 

Ego is the Enemy 

The 5 Love Languages 

Find Jonathan Here;

Jon’s Website

Jon’s Twitter

Jon’s Instagram

Blavity Website

Sites Mentioned on Podcast;

Morgan Jenkins

Donovan Ramsey

Darian Symone


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