Stella & Dot: Flexible Entrepreneurship at its Finest


When Jennifer Martzolf left her corporate sales position in search of something more flexible, she didn’t realize she would soon embark on an empowering career that allows her to have a well-rounded life and help other women do the same.

Jennifer spent 16 IMG_6836years working in Corporate America, juggling a full time work schedule, business trips, and motherhood responsibilities. Eventually, she found that the stress of this balancing act was causing her to lose her passion for her work, and wasn’t worth missing out on time with her family. When her three children were ages 9, 7, and 3, she decided to make a change and discovered her dream job in the process.

Today, Jennifer is an Associate Director for Stella & Dot, a boutique style line of gorgeous accessories sold through in-home style sessions and personal e-commerce sites. She leads, trains and mentors a growing team of more than one hundred Independent Stylists across the country, each building their own Stella & Dot businesses. In Jennifer’s case, the Stella & Dot company mission of giving “every women the means to style her oScreen Shot 2015-09-08 at 9.40.48 PMwn life” could not be more accurate, as she is able to work around her family’s schedule, rather than an employer’s. As a flexible entrepreneurship opportunity, all Stella & Dot Stylists can commit as much time and effort as they choose.

While the jewelry and accessories are really cute, Jennifer’s favorite part about working for Stella & Dot is forming relationships with hostesses, customers, and stylists. It’s clear that the success of her business is derived from the happiness, confidence, and empowerment that she gains from helping other women succeed through Stella & Dot.

To shop the current Stella & Dot collections, learn more about hosting a trunk show, or becoming a Stylist, visit Jennifer’s site at or contact her via email at


By Kayce Kasten, 2015-16 Topics & Trends staff member


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