Throughout her life, Julia Jackson has been afforded great opportunities to witness and learn from strong and intelligent women worthy of great respect and admiration. Julia Jackson had the good fortune of being born into a heritage steeped with hard fought determination, ambition, and achievement. As the middle child of Barbara R. Banke and the late Jess Stonestreet Jackson Jr., she is fulfilling a dream that is a combination of their legacy and her personal educational background experiences.
Julia Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college located in Claremont, California. Ellen Browning Scripps founded this school with, “the paramount obligation of developing students with the ability to think clearly and independently; and to live a life of confidence, courage optimistically.” Subsequently, Julia obtained a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The Stanford Graduate School of Business is recognized as preparing and encouraging its students to embark upon a path that makes a difference in the lives of others in the world.
In 2014, Julia Jackson founded the non-profit organization Seeds of Empowerment. Seeds of Empowerment, a grant-making program supports charitable organizations and female leadership role models. Its creation is in honor of her beloved mother, Barbara Banke, founder and owner of Cambria Estates Winery. Julia acknowledges her mother as an authentic role model and a source of inspiration for not only herself but other women as well. Through Seeds of Empowerment, Julia Jackson steps to the forefront as a unique and independent woman of strength deserving of the same respect in her own right. Seeds of Empowerment serves a purpose higher than self and celebrates strong women from different walks of life while supporting those striving to be so in the future.
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