Jacquelyn Z.


Jacquelyn Z.

CEO & Founder

Hey I'm Jacquelyn, Founder & CEO of Heartman! I started Heartman fresh out of college without any formal education in business, retail, or anything related to starting an apparel company. But two years later, here I am! I'm deeply passionate about all of the causes we support - from women's rights, to mental health awareness, to environmental protection - every charity we donate to and issue we discuss is carefully thought out. I'm a Milwaukee native living in Chicago, have 4 dogs who are my best friends, and am obsessed with Cardi B. I'll write about anything, but I especially like talking about mental health, empowering women, and climate change.

Favorite Motivational Quote

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living" -Nelson Mandela

Song I turn on for a confidence boost

Bodak Yellow (or anything Cardi B)

If I were an animal I'd be a & why

A wolf because I'm told I can be intimidating, but I'm extremely loyal and protective of my crew.

Quality of mine i'm most proud of

Creativity and independence. 

Dream Career

This! Combining my desire to create with passion for speaking out on social issues and making a difference. And also giving others a platform to do the same.

Cause I'm most passionate about

This is a tough one because I am passionate about all the causes we support, but I'd say fighting for women's rights/equality might be my top pick because women feel issues of discrimination and sexism every single day, even if it's just on a very subtle level.


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