“You’re probably the first girl in the room.”
That’s how Jaclyn Glynn described a common phrase among female business leaders.
“We’ve all been there,” she told Business Insider.
“You come in, you know your name, you’re not the boss, but you’re the first one.”
She went on to tell Business Insider that she had experienced the phenomenon firsthand.
“It’s not a big deal,” she said.
And I didn’t even know it.” “
But I think for me personally, I was the first guy in the office.
And I didn’t even know it.”
Jaclyn is a cosmetic dentistry business owner who is also a business owner.
She has worked for some of the biggest names in the cosmetic industry, including Clinique, Estee Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, and Make Up For Ever.
When she was 18, she got a job as a receptionist at a major cosmetic company.
The job was a big change for Jaclyn.
She was working in a high-stress position and she was not in her element.
She said she thought it was the worst job in the world.
But the new experience made her feel confident and more at ease.
Jaclyn said she was never comfortable being the first woman in the workplace, and she never wanted to become one.
“I was in my mid-20s, I wanted to get married, and I wanted my kids to be well-adjusted and have a good life,” she explained.
“So when I started my company, I just went with it.
And now I have a career.”
When she got to the beauty business, she was on the front lines.
“The thing that’s so important about working in the beauty industry is you never feel like you’re making a lot of money,” she continued.
“And it’s not like a lot, like you earn $15 an hour.
So when you come in there and you make a few bucks, you feel like, ‘Wow, I’m making good money.'”
The job Jaclyn had in mind wasn’t something she was thinking about when she started her new company.
“My first instinct was, I don’t want to be a salesperson.
I want to do a sales job,” she admitted.
“What I really wanted was to help people and give them value.”
So she went back to school to earn a master’s degree in business administration, and after she graduated, she took on a sales position at her first major beauty retailer.
It was a difficult transition for Jaclynn, and the change was one she said was difficult for her.
“People get a lot nervous when they come into a new job.
And you get a little bit nervous,” she recounted.
“They’re not used to working with people who are different than they are.”
Jaclynn’s transition was not an easy one, and it took her some time to adjust to the new reality.
But after she got the job, she felt confident and comfortable with herself.
“Every day is different,” she remembered.
“Some days are really challenging, and you don’t know how to get through it, but on other days it’s really nice.
You know you’re doing the right thing.”
The first year at her new employer, Jaclyn noticed a trend.
“There’s a lot more women in sales,” she noted.
“More of them are starting to make money, which is great.
It means there are more women and there’s a greater awareness of the importance of female empowerment.”
But it wasn’t just the makeup business that Jaclyn saw change.
When the store was in a difficult financial situation, she had to decide whether or not to sell the cosmetics.
“Sales really drives my life.
And that’s where I felt most comfortable.
I felt like I was helping my colleagues, which was something I hadn’t felt like before,” she recalled.
The store had started to suffer, and Jaclyn decided to leave to help her colleagues.
She started her own business, Jaclynn Beauty, which sells beauty products.
But when she got pregnant with her first child, she said it was time to step away from her career.
“One of the things I really enjoyed about working at Clinique was that it’s such a supportive environment.
I didn, like, feel like it was a job that was going to be mine for the rest of my life,” Jaclyn explained.
She ended up leaving the company in order to have children.
She told Business Insider that she still has a job at the cosmetics store, but that she is also trying to find a career path she wants to pursue in the future.
“Having a child is a huge responsibility, and there are so many things that can go wrong,” she added.
But, as Jaclyn has said, it doesn’t have to