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Jenna Klein Jonsson, Partner, Blaze Partners

Describe a moment when you stood up for yourself.

“A wise woman once told me that people don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. I’m fortunate to have spent most of my career working for supportive, inspiring leaders who encouraged my growth and curiosity. When I found myself working for leaders who I felt were not, I took a huge risk in leaving a secure job and starting my own business. The decision to leave isn’t always clear (and it definitely isn’t easy). But what was clear was that it was critical to work with people I believed in and with people who believed in me.”