JIG+SAW is a support system for your growing business.
We give a sh*t about your dream to make it happen. Our mission is simple; provide you with the resources + tools for your entrepreneurial journey.
We are unified by a love for creating something beautiful & important, connecting through shared experiences & collaborating through expertise.
The core of JIG+SAW is to create a space for creatives to succeed. Period.
We believe in what you're creating and want you to reach the success you crave.
We don't expect you to be at any certain level of success or year of business. Come as you are, with what you have.
The important part is showing up.
Let's do the work. Let's hustle today.
You've f*cking got this. What are you waiting for?
Track is our educational platform, providing entrepreneurial women a focused four week program, live and online, giving her the tools + resources she needs to succeed in her business.
HER.LAB is a community to connect + collaborate with talented women in your area, provided by JIG+SAW, a resource center for entrepreneurial women.
"When I tell people about Track, and the community of women it fosters, I always highlight the fact that not only does Jig+Saw do an amazing job of bringing all the best boss women together while providing a safe space for them to thrive, but the team is not afraid evolve with its audience. I think one of the most important aspects of a program like Track is that it provides what the community in attendance needs and is willing to grow and pivot with the women who attend each month.
/ Julia Silva, hey jules jay /
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About the founder
Christina Topacio, CEO & Founder
"My mission for JIG+SAW is to bring women together to build something great. JIG+SAW was born of out a need for community, a safe space where I could connect with women who wanted similar success but didn't want to do it alone. JIG+SAW has grown to be more than just physical; it's a community of women supporting one another as we pave our own entrepreneurial journeys."
Christina Topacio is Founder + CEO of JIG+SAW, a global creative community for female entrepreneurs and creatives. Her vision for JIG+SAW was inspired by her own personal need for a creative and communal workspace and community for herself. JIG+SAW's holds a robust network of female entrepreneurs in Los Angeles and nationwide to support entrepreneurs in their growth of their businesses, having access to a slate of professional resources.
Since launch in 2016, JIG+SAW has amassed a network of more than 3500 female professionals and entrepreneurs, executed brand partnerships with the likes of Nike and the Standard among others, created and published engaging social and digital media content/programming and hosted more than 60+ experiences for its community including a monthly speaker series, networking events, master classes, trade workshops and so forth.
Prior to creating JIG+SAW, Topacio led global marketing campaigns for leading consumer brands as a senior Marketing executive. She and her team were responsible for the successful subscription box business and editorial platform for Beautycon as well as dominated on influencer marketing for brands like L'OREAL, LACOSTE, Refinery29, Garnier, eBay, Hearst Media, and Mattel. Her unparalleled knowledge of social and digital media platforms combined with the creation and strategic distribution of content that reaches millennial female audiences resulted in seven figure revenue for these regarded agencies and their clients.
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Maggie Saunders is the Community Director at JIG+SAW, which is a global creative community for female entrepreneurs and creatives. In her role, Saunders is responsible for managing the JIG PLUS SAW relationship with its network of members, speakers, brand partners/vendors and so forth.
Prior to joining Jig Plus Saw, Saunders was a sought-after Operations Strategist for startup and early growth stage companies in Silicon Valley. During her time in the Valley she managed international product launches, and implemented company policy and procedures for the likes of RockIT Recruiting, LLC, whose clients include(ed): Uber, Good Eggs, Skydio and Man Crates.
Saunders also consults for startup and early stage companies where she advises executive teams on how to set organizational policy and strategic frameworks to see success from the early startup stage onward. She advises the Founder and CEO at Model Meals on best practices for Human Resources (HR) and works with other consumer facing brands on crowd-funding and investor opportunities. She’s also served as an advisor to blue-chip legacy brands such as IBM and Cisco.
"As I drove to our first location downtown to prep for opening, I knew at some point I needed to get all the feelings I had about JIG+SAW's coming together in words. I write better than I speak so I pulled over on the side of the road, opened Evernote and started writing. This manifesto was built out of genuine feelings for myself, for the women that walk through our doors and who voice their dreams, realities, fears and successes. I knew I personally wanted a reminder of what all this was and is for. Every morning, I look at these words and feel my heart race for the future. We are just beginning to kill it. For those who came before us to pave our freedom, let's continue to do so for our daughters, our friends and our future."