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Christy Johnson

Artemis Connection
CEO
Mukilteo
Christy Johnson is an entrepreneur, intrapreneur and educator. She is currently building her fourth start-up, Artemis Connection and facilitating courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She also is adjunct faculty at the University of Washington where she teaches entrepreneurship and has built a women in entrepreneurial leadership program. Ultimately, she believes people are an organization’s most important asset and by having a diverse workforce, organizations will have the most innovative solutions and best strategies. She has seven years of experience working in corporate strategy, including 3 ½ years at McKinsey & Co. Before this, Christy was an award-winning economics and mathematics teacher. In 2005, Junior Achievement recognized Christy as its National Teacher of the Year.

Recently Christy successfully led the following efforts:

- Served on McKinsey’s “Women Matter” and “Centered Leadership” research team. Synthesized findings and led leadership teams for women in the United States and Europe

- Created a talent acquisition and development program for a $24B conglomerate that resulted in bringing in new, young leaders for a Silicon Valley company; resulted in strategic partnerships with top universities

- Was VP at Flextronics, a $24B manufacturing company where she led a corporate strategy team’s turn around in order to yield more innovative strategies and pilot new initiatives

- Held the VP role at a Warburg Pincus-backed company where she developed and piloted a sales strategy for a new segment and redesigned operations

- Recently, Business Insider recognized Christy as a power player in consulting. As University of Michigan Professor Lindred Greer wrote in the nomination, "Christy and her firm stand out in disrupting traditional consulting work by activating talent underemployed or out of the labor market (parents, caring for aging parents, living in nonurban areas, desiring part time work and / or older in age). They work to foster and develop racial, gender and social economically diverse young talent through a fellowship program. They also give back 4.5% of revenue in pro bono consulting. Together, beyond Christy and her firm's excellence in developing and implementing rigorous strategy for their clients, they stand out from any firm I know in their commitment to the people side of work - both in leveraging it as a competitive advantage as well as a societally important area to contribute toward. She's built a work-from-home model committed to helping people keep a hand in the labor market while raising three kids."
Christy holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business with a certificate in public management. She led the personal side of leadership club, was involved with the center for social innovation and co-led the student admissions committee. She also has a Master’s in Education from Stanford’s School of Education. Her undergraduate degree is in Economics from Western Washington University. Christy resides in Mukilteo, Washington with her husband, Kyle Johnson, her daughter and her twin boys.