Former International Lawyer Starts A Toy Company

Kristen Jarvis Johnson

Kristen Jarvis Johnson

Kristen Jarvis Johnson was an international arbitration lawyer in Qatar making $400,000 a year. But it wasn’t worth the sacrifice. What happens when a woman gives so much and gets so little? She starts a toy company. Boy Story hit its Kickstarter goal on Tuesday, May 10 and still has until Wednesday, May 18 for final orders. Don’t miss your chance to get in on this deal!

Boy Story is a cool boy action doll for all kids made to withstand serious play and blast through modern day stereotypes. “Our world is diverse. But the toy market has failed to embrace inclusion and diversity,” Kristen says. "You have to break down the barriers before you can share the sandbox" – true also of BigLaw where Kristen worked for nine years.

Nancy Cremins

Nancy Cremins

Nancy Cremins is an advisor to startups, with a particular interest in assisting female-founded startups. She co-founded SheStarts to support the growing pipeline of women founders through networking, coaching and events.

Join us for an exciting conversation to hear more about the path from lawyer to entrepreneur, behind the scenes on her story that went viral, and the challenges of women working in BigLaw.