Founder & CEO
Christy Johnson is an entrepreneur and educator. She is currently building her third start-up, Artemis Connection and facilitating a course on designing organizations for Creativity/Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She believes that people are an organization's most important asset and by having a diverse workforce, organizations will have the most innovative solutions. She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including 3.5 years at McKinsey & Co. Before this, Christy was an award winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year.
Christy's most recent successfully led efforts:
- Served on McKinsey's "Women Matter" and "Centered Leadership" research team. Synthesized findings and led leadership teams for women in the United States and Europe
- Created a talent acquisition and development program for a $24B conglomerate that resulted in bringing in new, young leaders for a Silicon Valley company; resulted in strategic partnerships with top universities
- VP at a $24B manufacturing company where she led a corporate strategy team's turnaround in order to yield more innovative ideas and pilot new initiatives
- VP at a Warburg Pincus-backed company where she developed and piloted a sales strategy for a new segment
Christy holds an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business with a certificate in Public Management. She led the personal side of Leadership Club, was involved with the Center for Social Innovation and co-led the Student Admissions Committee. She also has a Master's in Education from Stanford's School of Education. Christy resides in Mukilteo, Washington with her husband, Kyle Johnson, her six year old daughter and her two year old twin boys.
- Optimizing team
- Designing organizations for creativity, innovation & results
- On-site & virtual trainer
- Training & curriculum development
Christy's latest blog posts:
A year ago, we launched the 4.5% Promise, Artemis Connection’s commitment to giving back via our time and our resources. Our intentional philanthropic approach devotes 4.5% of Artemis staff time to changing lives, communities, and organizations, leverage learnings from our learning lab, people, and resources to make it all happen. We launched this initiative because we believe it is the responsibility of every one of us to make the world a better place, and that that responsibility extends to companies and corporations of all sizes, ours included.
Women and minority STEM majors, think back (maybe way back, ahem) to your undergraduate years. Do you remember the process by which you selected a major? Did you have a process? Who influenced your choice of degree? Do you remember facing any challenges as a STEM major because of your gender or minority status?
In 2016, Artemis Connection launched Project Ascendance, a study on the racial and gender divide in STEM fields. An initiative of our 4.5% Giving Back Promise, Project Ascendance seeks to build a body of research and create actionable plans for women and minorities to advance their careers in STEM. This blog series shares preliminary findings from our research, based on individual interviews, literature review, and analyses.
I love to work.
I have always loved to work. My mom has these pictures of me “playing office” when I was four years old. The days I remember anticipating most were the ones that gave me a crisp new workbook to complete. Of course, I knew my clients were limited, so I spent my childhood angling to help relatives with projects.
Our resident learning & development and web designer, Denise Bird, takes over the blog today to share her "rules" for designing your dream career and making it a reality. You'll get to hear her story and apply her practical advice to your own career situation.
Read what Fairygodboss and Artemis Connection learned about the difference between how men and women view gender diversity in the workplace and what we should do to improve it.
Giving back is built into our business model, so each year we pick a theme and focus our time and resources around it. We call this intentional philanthropic approach our 4.5% promise.