The Fearless Femme: Christina Topacio

Hello and welcome to the launch of our Fearless Femme Campaign! We’ll be highlighting some amazing women around the world who are passionate about their careers and creating a positive change around their community throughout the whole month of September, so get ready to be inspired.

 

First off, we have the lovely Christina Topacio of LA-based, “resource center for female entrepreneurs + creatives” Jig + Saw. She’s a strong advocate for women supporting women and standing up for yourself, and we’re so excited to start this series with her profile! Read on to learn more about the rad Christina Topacio!

Name: Christina Topacio

 

Age: 30

 

Where do you call home? Los Angeles / Bay Area

 

What do you do for a living? CEO + Founder of JIG+SAW, a resource center for women looking to build or grow their business, providing them the tools they need to succeed, to create and maintain a business they are proud of.

 

Name 3 people who inspire you: Jen Sincero, Valerie Julian, my all-female team

 

What motivates you? Knowing that women are like me; struggling to make dreams happen. If I can help them, it helps me.

 

Who is your favorite person on social media right now? Brooke White – her rawness I crave

 

What is your greatest extravagance or splurge? Haven’t done that in about 2 years. But I am loving the ability to support female businesses by purchasing their products. That excites me.

 

Where is your favorite travel destination? I haven’t been but either Santorini or Amalfi Coast

 

How do you take your coffee? Almond milk + 1 Truvia

 

Describe yourself in three words: Brave, Risky, Sensitive

 

What advice would you give your younger self? I promise you, this will get harder. So keep moving and stop dwelling. You’ll thank yourself later.

 

So keep moving and stop dwelling. You’ll thank yourself later.

 

Where can we find you on a Sunday afternoon? In the backyard with my pup and a cup of coffee. Possibly a book or watching YT videos about Keto.

 

What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever gotten? Needing to know your partner’s feelings + thoughts are privileges, not rights.

 

Where’s your favorite place to eat? Jon + Vinny’s in LA. Best date night.

 

How do you stay sane balancing your life and career? I don’t. I learn to accept that I can be manic, calm, happy and upset. It’s part of the journey.

 

What’s your favorite app right now? Headspace + Slack

Thank you so much to Christina for sharing these answers with us! Make sure to check out Jig + Saw if you’re in the LA area and follow her adventures at @jigplussaw and @profreshstyle!

 

Stay tuned for more Fearless Femmes throughout the month of September here on Femme & Fortune! And make sure to get your dose of inspiration and motivation IRL at our yearly conference for women who get sh*t done, FearlessCon, happening this October 13-14th in Philadelphia!


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