Jessica Herrin

Founder and CEO
Stella & Dot Family Brands
A headshot of Jessica Herrin, the founder and CEO of Stella & Dot Family Brands

Jessica Herrin certainly had the resume to run a multi-million-dollar business: Stanford University graduate degree, disruptive tech startup ( and time at a major corporation. But it was a moment in an elevator—surrounded by women enthused about a Mary Kay convention—that put the final piece in place, and Stella & Dot was born. The online and home-based jewelry line is about more than selling accessories and helping women look good. For Jessica, it is about empowering those women with their own careers. To date, Stella & Dot has paid out more than $270 million in commissions to its stylists, and done so in an atmosphere of fun, passion, quality and personal service. Originally begun as a DIY in-home jewelry making party, designs are now crafted by Stella & Dot’s creative team and reach customers across North America, UK, Ireland, France and Germany. Jessica’s commitment to providing opportunity doesn’t end with Stella & Dot; in 2010, she created the Stella & Dot Foundation, raising over $2 Million to-date towards creating positive change in women's lives through education and economic empowerment and raising awareness for Breast Cancer and Autism.