Christy Johnson

Founder & CEO

Christy Johnson is an intrapreneur, entrepreneur, and strategist. She is currently building her fourth start-up, Artemis Connection. She loves working for forward thinking executives who want results. Recently she designed and launched a course on women in entrep leadership for the University of Washington. She has also facilitated courses on strategy, critical analytical thinking, storytelling and  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 nearly four 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.

She loves to travel, read, play strategy board games and explore the world with her twin boys, daughter and husband.

Areas of Expertise
  • Strategy
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intrapreneurship
Education
  • MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • MaED, Stanford School of Education
  • BA, Economics, Western Washington University
  • Post Secondary Teaching Certificate, Western Washington University
Location
  • Mukilteo, WA
More about Christy
Professional Background
  • McKinsey & Company
  • 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
Memberships
  • College of Business and Economics Advisory Board, Western Washington University
  • Board Member, FIRST Washington
  • Board Member, Vice Chair, Powerful Schools
  • Board Member, https://www.herbigidea.org/
Awards & Recognition
  • Junior Achievement National Teacher of the Year. Junior Achievement, The only teacher in the United Stated selected by JA as the 2005 National Teacher of the Year. Ms Johnson, who teaches Mathematics, Social Studies, and Economics at Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Wash., beat out a field of impressive candidates from across the United States for the award.In addition to her teaching duties, Ms. Johnson also has presented and spoken at several education conferences as well as Junior Achievement of Washington events. She serves as a DECA advisor and co-coordinator of the Math Olympiad at Bellingham, is a board member of the Washington State Center for Economic Education, and a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics.
  • Secondary Education students of the Year, Western Washington University. Given to one secondary education student for outstanding commitment to teaching and students.
  • WIBLI Finalist Seattle Metro Chamber. The Seattle Metro Chamber’s annual Women in Business & Leadership Initiative (WIBLI) Awards honors organizations and individuals who are making significant impact towards advancing gender equity in our region's workplaces and communities. Christy's company was one of three finalists for business of the year.
Volunteerism
  • Public Schools
  • Strategic plans for nonprofits big and small
  • Interviews graduate and u/g for Stanford
Fun Fact

Christy hiked down the Grand Canyon and back in one day.