Jolawn is the former VP & GM of the Intuit UK business (reporting to the Chief Business Officer), with P&L ownership of go-to-market functions. Jolawn’s core expertise lies in marketing and product, coupled with global GTM leadership scaling public B2B saas businesses. Jolawn has over twenty years of classical CPG, fintech and consumer product experience in multinational environments, having lived and held executive positions on three continents. During her career, she has built a reputation for operational excellence, award-winning product innovation and brand campaigns.
In her Intuit-boomerang assignment based in London, Jolawn had responsibility for Intuit’s UK business of 350 employees inclusive of managing the Quickbooks sales, marketing and analytics functions. She managed >$100M+ ARR and grew ARPU 20% in just twelve months.
Jolawn is the first independent board director of Jebbit, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company, who is the leading first party data platform. Jolawn was appointed in April 2023, and she provides long term product strategic planning guidance, pricing and packaging transformation, as well as management cadence guidance.
Previously, Jolawn was Headspace Health’s Chief International Officer (reporting to the CEO) looking after enterprise sales, marketing and global expansion into emerging markets. She participated in quarterly board meetings and was a member of the Headspace International Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Headspace, Jolawn served as the Country Manager of Emerging Markets and Global Expansion at Intuit, based in Australia. This role encompassed P&L management of $39M in revenue and 110 workers across Europe, Africa, North America, and Asia Pacific. Jolawn built a 3-year durable strategy which accelerated the next s-curve through entrance into new markets such as South Africa, Singapore and Ireland, resulting in tripling the portfolio unit economics, gaining share with breakthrough brand campaigns and launching a global telesales channel with CPAs 25X lower than industry benchmarks.
In 2016, Jolawn originally joined Intuit with the mission to drive business expansion into the do-it-with-me tax segment through the launch of TurboTax Live. She led the product management team from vision to launch within four months of joining the organization. TurboTax Live delivered over $90M in revenue during its first tax season and has gone on to become a key part of Intuit’s overall offering, delivering over $1B annually.
Prior to Intuit, Jolawn’s most significant leadership role at PepsiCo was leading marketing innovation on the $3.5B Lay’s business. Jolawn led teams to commercialize over twenty-six innovation projects totaling over $150M in revenue, delivering $40M in profit. This included launching the brand extension, Lay’s Poppables, which was a Nielsen’s Top 25 Breakthrough Innovation of 2019, selected out of a pool of nearly 45,000 product launches for its longevity, brand incrementality and category distinction. Jolawn began her career at General Mills in 2004 as a supply chain project engineer responsible for manufacturing product start-ups with budgets up to $1M.
Jolawn was named in Spelman College’s inaugural 40 Under 40. She is the recipient of the Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management’s Young Visionary award, and she was a nominee for the 2018 AdColor in Tech award. Jolawn’s thought leadership has been quoted in major publications including The Economist, Forbes, CNBC’s Squawk Box, CNN and Business Insider.
Jolawn holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Spelman College, a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is originally from Burnsville, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.
In May 2019, the New York Stock Exchange launched the NYSE Board Advisory Council to proactively address the critical need for inclusive leadership by connecting diverse candidates with companies seeking new directors. The Council, which is comprised of CEOs from some of the world’s largest and most well-established brands, leverage their own personal networks to identify talented candidates interested in serving on boards.
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This award recognizes young alumni who are leaders in action — who demonstrate vision, collaboration and creativity in driving diversity and inclusion in their professional lives.
The featured women are from varied professions and have been selected for their contributions to science, technology, business, the arts, public policy, education, and for ultimately changing the world.
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Although Kyne's tale of business smarts has been around for some time (it was first published by William Randolph Hearst in 1921), it doesn't feel dated. Indeed, lumber wholesaler Cappy Ricks's situation (he "had more troubles than a hen with ducklings") mirrors that of many business leaders today. It's a straightforward parable about a young war veteran who's handed an opportunity that will either make or break his career. If he accepts the job and pulls it off, he's a go-getter; if he fails, it's curtains. The kid's motto-"It shall be done"-sums up Kyne's point: even if you're unsure, say you can do it. Then figure out how to do it and make sure you succeed. Go above and beyond.
Whether we're starting out, striving toward a promotion, or looking for a new opportunity, the working world isn't what it used to be. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris knows this, and in Strategize to Win she gives readers the tools they need to get started; get "unstuck" from bad situations; redirect momentum; and position themselves to manage their careers no matter the environment. With her trademark galvanizing advice, Harris identifies and clarifies issues that are often murky, offering lessons on: Identifying and making the most of your work profile (are you a Good Soldier? a Leader? an Arguer?); preparing for a career change without going back to school or taking a step down: honing three essential skills industry leaders possess (and how to get them); tuning into unspoken cues; and thriving through change. Introducing a new way of planning one's career in five-year units, Strategize to Win distills battle-tested and step-by-step tools that Carla has used to launch and sustain her own successful career and help others move forward, recover from setbacks, and position themselves for success.
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016.
Since its original release, "The First 90 Days" has become the bestselling globally acknowledged bible of leadership and career transitions. In this updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition, internationally known leadership transition expert Michael D. Watkins gives you the keys to successfully negotiating your next move - whether you're onboarding into a new company, being promoted internally, or embarking on an international assignment. In "The First 90 Days", Watkins outlines proven strategies that will dramatically shorten the time it takes to reach what he calls the "breakeven point" - when your organization needs you as much as you need the job. This new edition includes a substantial new preface by the author on the new definition of a career as a series of transitions; and notes the growing need for effective and repeatable skills for moving through these changes. As well, updated statistics and new tools make this book more reader-friendly and useful than ever. As hundreds of thousands of readers already know, "The First 90 Days" is a road map for taking charge quickly and effectively during critical career transition periods - whether you are a first-time manager, a mid-career professional on your way up, or a newly minted CEO.
Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.