Michelle Jacobs is Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Womaness. She is a strategic development leader with a sweet spot in brand building, sales, branding, partnerships, licensing, logistics, inventory planning, and financial management.
Ms. Jacobs has worked across multiple categories from home to health and décor to baby, for both start-ups and established brands. She began her career in licensing and then moved into digital media, leading client relationships for Polo, Ralph Lauren, and Lancôme. After earning her business degree, she marketed billion-dollar brands like Centrum and Advil to every store from the corner bodega to Costco. Ms. Jacobs then spent a decade with Time Inc., launching and developing the licensing and retail business for Real Simple, Cooking Light, and InStyle magazines with mass retail partners. She was recruited to QVC/HSN to manage the retail rollout for The Joy Mangano brand (yes, that Joy Mangano, aka inventor of the Miracle Mop and Huggable Hangers).
Many years and many brands later, with Ms. Jacobs now in her late 40s, the entrepreneurial urge hit, and she knew it was time to establish a business of her own. She co-founded Womaness, a brand that is changing the conversation around menopause through innovative products that offer solutions from head to toe (and everything in-between). Womaness provides trusted advice on symptoms from hot flashes to sleep issues to fine lines and support from an inspired community of women who exude Menopositivity — a dynamic, joyful outlook that embraces who we are today.
Ms. Jacobs earned her bachelor of arts from Colgate University and master of business administration from New York University.