Cambria Seeds of Empowerment are a nonprofit that was founded by Julia Jackson of Jackson-Family Wines. She is one of the talented proprietors of the award winning company and is also committed to paying it forward with the Cambria foundation. They are focused on highlighting women who have successfully overcome adversity.Barbara Banke is Julia Jackson’s mother and has proved to be an extraordinary role model for her. Jackson realizes what an incredible advantage this has been for her and wishes to provide the same opportunity for other girls and young women with the foundation. She admires her mother’s business sense and ability to run the company. She also relays that her mother is a very authentic person with a strong sense of self. The Cambria Seeds of Empowerment foundation are all about celebrating Warrior Women. These types of women effectively deal with adversity and life’s hardships while also displaying strength as a woman in leadership roles with significant impact. There are three traits that characterize these women and they are equality, community, and spirit.
Cambria awards cash grants to organizations that exhibit these qualities. Julia Jackson strongly feels that there aren’t enough positive role models for young women to look up to in the media. Cambria hopes to remedy that by highlighting those women who excel in the face of adversity and show strong leadership in business.Formal education was very important to Jackson and she achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Scripps College. Here, she found an opportunity to develop her artistic side and later secured a Certificate in General Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.Champ de Rêves is one brand that Jackson-Family produces and its claim to fame is their production of Pinot Noir. This is a premier product of the high altitude conditions of Anderson Valley in Mendocino County. Jackson-Family specializes in crafting wines with remarkable distinction from unique growing conditions and this is a fine example.