Sep 24, 2018
Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple Founder & CEO, is a top female entrepreneur and an inspiration to countless people across the nation. Strahan grew up on her family’s dairy farm in rural Minnesota, where she was inspired by her father’s work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit. In 1995, Jill launched Tastefully Simple offering high quality, easy-to-prepare foods and gifts. It wasn’t a simple start. Strahan and her young family had a household income of $25,000. Determined, she bootstrapped the business and within eight years, Tastefully Simple grew to a $113 million company. Just three years into the business, Jill was rocked by tragedy and was faced with the decision of whether to continue her business. She chose to persevere, using her obstacles to motivate her. Recognized as an exceptional CEO, she has won numerous awards for her achievements and unique philosophies. Jill published a book about her life lessons and inspirational journey called Simply Shine: Stories That Stirred the Fire. As a professional speaker, Blashack Strahan has inspired thousands, sharing her stories along with ways to overcome obstacles. Her charismatic and down-to-earth nature make her someone people believe in, and – more importantly – someone who enables them to believe in themselves.